WikiLeaks has released a set of information that has been leaked during the Sony cyber attack.
The data has been published on WikiLeaks, which is famous for posting huge amounts of classified information and documents. Its latest upload, has been a document called “The Sony Archives”, which contains private emails and papers.
The information is public and people have access to 30,287 documents belonging to Sony Pictures and up to 173,132 private emails, where can be seen over 2,200 email addresses, which bring out the relationship of Sony with the government and its businesses in the industry.
The files, offer insight on Sony’s connections with the White House and with the Democratic Party. WikiLeaks reports, have also stated that the archives also contain information discussed between Sony and RAND Corporation which offers analysis and research for the American military. The CEO of Sony, Michael Lynton is part of the board RAND.
The newly released documents, are proof of the inside work of a powerful multinational corporation and is in the public interest to know about them as news, stated the owner of the site and editor chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. He added that the documents will not be removed and will remain on the site.
A representative of Sony, declared that what WikiLeaks is doing is not ethical, and that the company has gone trough an unfortunate cyber attack that has stolen private and important information and Wiki leaks is using stolen information.
The intent of the attackers, was to do harm to Sony Pictures and its employees and unfortunately WikiLeaks is now helping them to achieve that goal. Sony doesn’t agree that this information is in the interest of the public and will do whatever it takes to protect and keep safe the company’s privacy and its over 6,000 employees.
Another Sony spokesperson, stated that what the actions of WikiLeaks can be classified as a despicable act and the release of this data doesn’t do the public any favors but continues to further violate the privacy of everyone involved.
After the attack from last December, U.S. officials have stated that North Korea was behind the cyber attack on Sony, as a revenge for the comedy movie The Interview, in which two American journalists played by James Franco and Seth Rogan are planning to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
Hackers have also made public some digital files containing private information of around 47,000 social security numbers belonging to present or former Sony staff as well as actors and contractors. Among the victims were Rebel Wilson, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow.
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