Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked

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With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, that tech included notepads, a manual paycheck machine, and also a stash of BlackBerrys found in Sony’s basement. The BlackBerrys were handed out to Sony executives, who used them to start emailing once again thanks to the fact that the BlackBerrys were still set up to use their own server, rather than Sony’s hacked one. They were also used to send out updates to the company’s staff over text messages, which made their way down through the organization over a phone tree that was thrown together.

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