While Sony was under-fire, what technology of yesterday did they use to communicate? Smoke signals? Telegrams? Walkie Talkies? With all of their tech taken out; computers, email, and landlines, Sony turned to the one piece of tech that has (hardly) stood the test of time, the blackberry. Blackberry's company line has been that Blackberry is more secure and encrypted, which is true, but has not commented on if they could stand against the level of subterfuge that took place. More likely, the hackers weren't aware of the box in the back labeled trash.
The beleaguered entertainment company dug up old BlackBerrys to use after Sony’s computers and landlines went down and company e-mail was unusable after a cyber-attack that began last month, the Wall Street Journal reported. The emergence of the old devices as a haven for Sony executives has served as a free advertisement of sorts and bolstered BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen’s focus on security to win government and business customers. The fact that Sony had to unearth devices long relegated to storage also highlighted that BlackBerry’s share of the global smartphone market has fallen to less than 1 percent as iPhones and Android devices have gained ground. “It’s proven that BlackBerry devices and the server are a lot more secure than any other solutions out there commercially available,” Chen said in a CNBC interview Dec. 19.