Sylvester Stallone’s Social Security Number Leaked
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
The Sony Pictures hack is revealing some important lessons to be learned regarding corporate computer security.
The Wall Street Journal says that the files now leaked onto the web contain over 47,000 social security numbers of Sony Pictures employees dating back to the year 2000. Most concerning for those employees, including celebrities such as Stallone, Rebel Wilson, and director Judd Apatow, is that the files containing those numbers were completely unencrypted.
Included in this unencrypted hoard of information is a cavalcade of private details like addresses, contracts, salary and payroll information, credit cards, and passwords for social media, YouTube and FedEx and Amazon accounts.
This only adds to what is already without a doubt one of the most disruptive corporate hacks in history. This data could cause some serious damage to the studio and its employees.
Sony have offered all past and present employees a year of free credit monitoring and fraud protection, but as The Verge points out, this will provide little help to those who now have some of their most valuable information publicly available on the web.