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WikiLeaks Drops More Sony Documents

Sony's nightmare continues.

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Reverberations from a devastating cyber attack continue to rattle Sony Pictures Entertainment.

WikiLeaks has published a second giant cache of documents — 276,394 in all — that it claims hackers stole from the studio in one of the most devastating corporate computer breaches in history.

This latest data dump purports to contain sensitive legal documents, including some tied to an alleged bribery investigation, WikiLeaks claimed on Twitter. This spring,WikiLeaks released some 30,000 stolen emails and documents, claiming the disclosure shed rare insight into the guts of a huge company.

“This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation,” WikiLeaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange said at the time. “It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there.”

A spokesperson for Sony Pictures declined to comment on the publication of the documents.

Sony discovered it had been the victim of a cyber attack on Nov. 24, when the image of a red skeleton appeared on computer screens throughout the Culver City studio of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Federal investigators subsequently named the North Korean government as sponsors of the attack, apparently in response to the release of the movie comedy “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional assassination plot on the life of Kim Jong Un.

The disclosure comes on the third anniversary of founder Julian Assange seeking political asylum in the embassy of Ecuador in London.


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