Unreleased Sony Movies Leaked to Torrent Sites Following Hack
Ryan Simmons / 4 years ago
Sony Pictures has had a pretty bad week. First a massive hack, then rumours that North Korea could be involved, now the news that four high quality copies of Sony Pictures’ latest movies, most of them unreleased, have been leaked on the web.
Copies of ‘Annie’, ‘Mr Turner’, ‘Fury’, and ‘Still Alice’ have been found on Torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay. ‘Fury’ is already the second most downloaded movie on that very site.
The movies are said to be watermarked and are of DVD quality, suggesting that they could have only come from an internal source. The Verge points out that they are very probably ripped from the copies delivered to “awards judges” and from copies used for other promotional reasons.
Sony still hasn’t officially commented on the hack itself, other than that they’ve received a “system interruption” that they’re “working diligently to resolve”. There’s not much more information from them regarding this leak either, releasing the statement:
“The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it.”
Source: The Verge