Sony Pictures is threatening to take legal action against news outlets that have posted about or downloaded and viewed the recently leaked information of the company and its employees. The recent hacking of Sony Pictures saw a handful of movies leaked before their release dates and sensitive information about the company and its employees.
A lawyer engaged by Sony Pictures, David Boies, wrote a letter which acknowledged that the studio hopes media outlets that downloaded and viewed the data delete it. However, it is not known as to how the company will keep track of news entities that are in possession of the leaked information.
The Guardians of Peace have demanded that Sony Pictures pull the release of the comedy movie The Interview. The movie is basically a movie about two TV show hosts that are tasked with assassinating North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un; from here, it’s not hard to piece the entire puzzle together.
Though all fingers are pointing towards North Korea now, the nation has denied any involvement with the hack. Despite the mounting evidence that the hackers are connected to the isolated regime, it is unknown if the country is actually connected with the cyber attack or if this is the work of opportunistic hackers who are using the country as a cover for their work.
[Source: New York Times]