Last week the news broke about a massive hack at Sony Pictures by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. The hackers posted their demands and threatened to release stolen data from the company’s computer systems. Well, it looks like they’ve followed up on those threats and the folks at Sony are not too happy about it.
DVD screener copies of some new Sony movies have been leaked online. The hackers are also believed to be in possession of sensitive corporate information as well. Those stolen documents could include visa and passport information of the cast and crew working on various Sony projects, entire Outlook inboxes, documents related to accounting and research, and more. So it is not just a loss of money. People’s sensitive info is at risk.
This is not good news for Sony. One of the movies leaked is still in some theaters. That would be Fury starring Brad Pitt, which is now the second most downloaded movie among Pirate Bay users. Other movies include copies of Still Alice, Mr Turner and Annie, and none of these movies have been officially released yet. It is worried that To Write Love on Her Arms will appear online soon as well. That one has an official release date in March 2015. This could cost Sony a lot of money. There is speculation on a potential link with North Korea, which had threatened a “merciless” response if Sony released the movie The Information. The movie is about two journalists picked by the CIA for assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
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