The fallout from Sony Picture’s massive data breach is still happening. Documents stolen in the breach have made their way to WikiLeaks, and are now available for anyone to search and read. It’s not exactly award winning literature, but it should provide some gems for movie enthusiasts to discover.
Originally hacked by a group called the Guardians of Peace, these documents reveal some rather unflattering things about Hollywood. These includes racist and derogatory remarks by executives sent in internal emails, as well as salary differences between male and female stars. The true goal of the Sony Picture’s hack was never discovered, although North Korean hackers have been accused of being behind the attack.
Sony is not happy with the leak going public in this manner. Especially since WikiLeaks makes it easy to search and sort the documents. The company is exploring its legal options, as Sony says that the information constitutes stolen property and that allowing the public to view it violates the privacy of all people affected by the attack.
That being said, there is probably very little Sony can do about getting the documents taken down. WikiLeaks has been known to host a large amount of information that the owners would rather not have in public. These include documents about the treatment of prisoners at the infamous Guantanamo Bay and confidential information leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Anyone curious to know what goes on behind the scenes at a massive Hollywood studio can make their way to the WikiLeaks page and search the documents. However, be warned that most of these aren’t very interesting and are concerned with things like the day-to-day running of a business.