Hackers released Sony’s unreleased films and internal data


Sony Pictures was recently hacked by hackers that resulted in their offices shutting down their computers. The group has now made good on their promises and have also released internal date (resumes, addresses, etc) and Sony films online. This will be a major setback for the studio, since four of the films haven’t been released in theaters yet which are Annie, Still Alice, Mr. Turner and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Annie is one of Sony’s big films of the year since it stars Jamie Foxx and is a retelling of the classic musical. The film is scheduled to be out in theaters on December 19th, but with the leak, we’ll see how the leak would affect box office sales. (The film has been downloaded more than 200,00 times according to Excipio, a piracy-tracking firm via Variety.)

There are more films leaked including the recently released World War II flick, Fury, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayer, who’s directing the upcoming Suicide Squad film from DC and Warner Bros. That movie has been downloaded 1.2 million times so far.

It’s interesting to note that the downloads for Annie is low compared to Fury, which already came out. There may be many factors; for example, Annie may not be the target demographic for the pirate crowd.

The hacker group has also released internal Sony data. These include information from Sony employees, and our sources have told us that things like resumes, addresses and more sensitive data have been compromised. The data files, according to the hacking group, is just under 100 Terabytes.

This isn’t the first time Sony has been hacked, since it was victim to the PlayStation Network being taken down back in 2011.

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