Last week we reported about a massive hack at Sony Pictures by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. The hackers had posted their demands and threatened to release stolen data from the company’s computer systems, and they’ve followed up on those threats. 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 per a thread on Reddit, stolen documents may include visa and passport information of cast and crew working on various Sony projects, entire Outlook inboxes, documents related to accounting and research, apart from many other important documents.
Among the movies that have been leaked only one has been released officially in the U.S., the Brad Pitt starring Fury, which is now the second most downloaded movie among Pirate Bay users. DVD screener copies of Still Alice, Mr Turner and Annie have been leaked online and none of these movies have officially been released yet.
It is also believed that another movie, To Write Love on Her Arms, is going to appear online soon while its official release date for the U.S. is in March 2015. This is going to end up costing Sony which wouldn’t want people to see these movies before they can hit theaters to make money.
Sony Pictures is reportedly investigating a potential link of this attack with North Korea, which had threatened a “merciless” response if Sony released The Information. Its a movie about two journalists picked by the CIA for assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.