sony pictures hacked

Just yesterday we reported that computer systems at Sony Pictures were hacked and employees were treated to an image which you can see above. The group that did this goes by GOP of “Guardians of Peace,” and they threatened to leak sensitive information stolen from Sony Pictures’ systems if their demands were not met. Comments from a member of that group imply that there was some internal involvement from within the division as well, because one of the reasons why this was done was to demand “equality.”

In an email to The Verge, a hacker who only identified as “lena,” didn’t reveal much about how this attack was carried out but did say that “Sony doesn’t lock their doors, physically, so we worked with other staff with similar interests to get in.”

This implies, even if vaguely, that perhaps some employees of Sony Pictures might have been involved as well. “Im sorry I can’t say more,” writes lena, “safety for our team is important [sic].”

In a tweet the group called out Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton after the hack and dubbed him a “criminal” in a tweet, with lena writing that “We Want equality. Sony doesn’t. It’s an upward battle.”

There hasn’t been much out of Sony on this matter. The company has kept silent throughout the whole ordeal. It only said that an “IT matter” was being investigated last night, and today simply says that Sony Pictures Entertainment is working hard to resolve a “system disruption.”

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