The nightmare for Sony Pictures Entertainment continues as information was leaked by the hackers who attacked the corporation last month. But Sony will not break under this pressure and issues threats to all media organizations that received information from the hackers.
The studio sent letters to media organizations in which they threatened with legal actions if they release any information regarding the stolen content from documents that were released online.
Media organizations such as New York Times, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Hollywood Reporter received letters from one of the top lawyers in the United States. In the letter Sony asked them to destroy all information stolen and released at the time of the cyber attack, including personal data, emails, business documents, executive salaries and more.
A copy of the letter was released online by The Hollywood Reporter. The letter warns that any information which will be used or advertised in any form will make them accountable for any losses or damage following such action. The letter was signed by David Boies, a exceptional lawyer from the United States who represented Hank Greenberg, former chief executive of AIG. Officials from Sony in Tokyo refused to comment regarding this matter.
This move made by Sony Corporation is a struggle to keep back the losses and damage suffered after being attacked by cyber terrorists that leaked a massive amount of information regarding projects of the company, employees files, social security numbers, executive salaries and health records.
The attacks over Sony Corporation began when the group of hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace demanded Sony not to release the movie “The Interview”, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un. Officials from North Korea say that their country had nothing to do with the attacks on Sony Corporation.
The group of hackers continued to threaten Sony with releasing even more private information if their requirements are not met.
These letters were sent to media organizations after Sony Pictures Entertainment tried to resolve this matter with them privately. The new path taken by the corporation also proves how difficult it is for companies do deal with hackers who can involve media organizations to magnify all the damage caused.
Some of Sony’s investors say that the corporation should have been more prepared in dealing with situations such as this and that this crisis has stained Sony Pictures’ reputation.
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