Targeting of AMC Theatres
Date of report
  • September 2018
A threat actor targeted U.S. movie theater chain AMC Theatres in 2014 using spear-phishing techniques. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that the incident was related to the chain's screenings of The Interview, a movie depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Suspected victims
  • AMC Theatres
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response