WikiLeaks on Thursday released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures.
Folllowing the April leak, Sony released a statement condemning the leak: “The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks”, Sony said in a statement. This spring, WikiLeaks released some 30,000 stolen emails and documents, claiming the disclosure shed rare insight into the guts of a huge company. The cache, added to WikiLeaks’ controversial online search facility, cuts a vast swathe across Sony’s communications, with everything from travel calendars, through contact detail lists, event planning, and expense reports spanning multiple years and employees.
WikiLeaks has said the documents are of public interest because the company is a significant corporation with links to the White House, able to impact laws and policies.
His extradition could lead to his transfer to the United States to face trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents. Assange has denied any wrongdoing. 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 cables also illustrate the highly centralised bureaucratic structure of the Kingdom, where even the most minute issues are addressed by the most senior officials”. CEO Michael Lynton, according to the documents, maneuvered to have his daughter Maise admitted to the prestigious Ivy League Brown University. Dubbed as ‘Sony Files Part 2?, the latest leak appears to have a connection with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s third anniversary since his encampment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.