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Another Day, Another Sony Pictures Data Disclosure

This makes the fifth batch of stolen Sony files.

Vjeran Pavic for Re/code

The group taking responsibility for one of the most damaging hacking attacks against a U.S. company claimed to have released another collection of computer files stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

An email obtained by Re/code included what the sender claimed to be a link to more hacked information — a fifth batch of stolen data.

On Monday, the group, calling themselves the Guardians of Peace, circulated a cache that appears to contain roughly two years of the email correspondence of a number of Sony Pictures executives, adding to the trove of stolen emails that had previously been released. The group issued a demand yesterday, calling on Sony to halt the distribution of what it called “the movie of terrorism.”

The movie in question is “The Interview,” a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as TV journalists who score a rare interview with North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un. The CIA uses the opportunity to recruit the pair to carry out an assassination. North Korea has publicly criticized the film but has denied any connection to the hacking attack.

Sony had no immediate comment.

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