Six months after the revelation that computer hackers had targeted Sony, leading to the release of a range of confidential information, Fortune has published an extensive investigative piece about the failure that led to the massive breach of security.

Read the first installment of the three-part series HERE.

After the November revelations — which included private emails, scripts of unreleased films and staff salaries — cyber-security experts were called in to better understand how the company had been compromised. Once inside the headquarters, the Norse Corp security experts were stunned by the striking lack of security in their Info Sec department. As one of them explains, the janitor could have walked in the room and taken control of the system.

Fortune's investigation was led by correspondent Peter Elkind, and includes interviews with present and past Sony executives, cyber-security experts and law enforcement officials. With the Sony example in mind, Elkind also tackles the wider subject of American companies' preparedness regarding this new type of threat.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: Fortune is a national triweekly American business magazine published by Time Inc. The magazine was founded in 1929 by Henry Luce.

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Biden's Democracy Summit: The Sad Truth About The Invitation List

Can the countries the United States have invited to an exclusive summit on democracy safeguard and spread a system that is inherently flawed and fragile?

The U.S. invited Taiwan to take part to the Summit for Democracy

Marcos Peckel

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BOGOTÁ — Don't expect much from the Summit for Democracy, summoned by the U.S. President Joe Biden.

Slated later this week, it follows other initiatives to defend and promote democracy worldwide, and will convene by video remote the representatives of 110 invited countries, which the U.S. State Department considers democracies.

Its three stated objectives are: defense against authoritarianism, fighting corruption and promoting respect for human rights.

The first controversy around the gathering emerged from the guest list, which includes some of the United States' chief regional allies.

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