The hackers responsible for hacking Sony Pictures have released a barrage of information. This included email exchanges between studio execs, potential movies in the works, scripts, financial information, the salaries of Sony execs, and more. Well it looks like the hackers have decided to play nice and have recently offered to withhold some of the stolen data.
According to a message from the hackers, it seems that they are offering the employees of Sony Pictures a chance to prevent their information and emails from being leaked publicly. “Message to SPE Staffers. We have a plan to release emails and privacy of the Sony Pictures employees. If you don’t want your privacy to be released, tell us your name and business title to take off your data.”
This seems to be a change of pace and heart from earlier last week where the hackers had actually threatened the employees of Sony Pictures. So far no ransom has been asked for, save for the demands from the hackers that Sony Pictures pull “The Interview” movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, a movie about the fictional assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
Recent reports have also suggested that Sony’s lackluster security had been pointed out to them and that minimal effort was done on Sony’s part to help curb or plug any potential security flaws or holes.