Sony Hackers Offer to Withhold Employee Data
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
Re/code reports that the attackers behind the massive Sony hack have offered employees the chance to have their e-mail data withheld from release. The hackers have asked employees to write in with their name and title to prevent their e-mails being leaked.
“Message to SPE Staffers,” reads the posting written in halting English. “We have a plan to release emails and privacy of the Sony Pictures employees. If you don’t want your privacy to be released, tell us your name and business title to take off your data.”
The hackers have already released a cavalcade of private e-mails between executives at Sony Pictures, including that now infamous exchange between Sony’s Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, where Rudin referred to Angelina Jolie as a “minimally talented spoiled brat”.
Apparently the most recent haul of data is 6GB worth of e-mails to and from Steve O’Dell, the President of Sony Pictures Releasing, the links to which have been posted on Pastebin and Friendpaste. However, that’s not the end of it – the hackers apparently are promising a “Christmas gift” with “more interesting” data to come our way in the next dump.