Sony Pictures Entertainment is still smarting and scrambling to keep all its eggs in the basket following a series of cyberattacks that left it vulnerable last November 2014.
Meanwhile, users of its paid sites, like the Sony PlayStation Store, are wondering just what sort of classified information has been revealed by the hack attacks perpetrated by as yet unknown groups.
Here’s a list of what’s been blown out in the open by the massive corporate data hack:
- Private emails between Sony executives.The emails included Producer Scott Rudin calling A-lister, Angelina Jolie, who was lobbying to make a film on “Cleopatra,” egotistical, insane, and a “minimally talented spoiled brat.” Other emails detailed Michael Fassbender’s exceptionally sized genitalia in “Shame,” pleas for Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the Steve Jobs movie, and more.
- Movie scripts. Apparently, these manuscripts can now be downloaded from torrent sites, giving film buffs a preview of movies yet unreleased: “The Wedding Ringer,” “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2,” “Pixels” and “Sausage Party.”
- Private information of actors. This included their salaries, home addresses, phone numbers, aliases used when travelling, all their legal actions against Sony and even their Social Security numbers. If you’re a fan trying to find out more about say, Brat Pitt, Jesse Eisenberg, Sylvester Stallone, Rebel Wilson or Judd Apatow, then you’re in luck, just don’t get arrested for stalking.
- Five movies. “Fury” (original release date: Oct. 17, 2014), “Still Alice” (original release date: Jan. 16, 2015), “Mr. Turner” (original release date: Dec. 19, 2014), “Annie” (original release date: Dec. 19, 2014), and “To Write With Love on Her Arms” (original release date: March 2015). All of these are available in torrent sites, by the way. Poor Sony. These hack attacks may just wreak havoc with their bottom line this year and all the way to 2015.
- Confidential data of all its 47,000 employees. Two words: identity theft.
- Sony’s invoices, bills and bank account information. Worse and worse. How easy will it be for aspiring hackers to get hold of this data and lighten Sony’s collective wallets while the entertainment giant struggles to cover all its bases?
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That’s the latest on the hack attacks on Sony. Stay tuned for more news and updates at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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