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Sony Hacked - Boo Hoo

Popularity 1Viewed 1771 times 2014-12-4 09:52 |System category:News| employees, receiving, computer, Pictures, network

After falling victim to a devastating cyber-attack last week, entertainment giant Sony has suffered a costly hack revealing the salaries of 17 of its highest paid executives, the private information of over 6,000 employees, and at least one unreleased script. The company's entire computer network was also taken out, according to Kevin Roose of Fusion. Additionally, several new movies, including Fury, starring Brad Pitt, were simultaneously uploaded to major bit torrent sites like The Pirate Bay. Fury has already been downloaded more than 1 million times.

Roose who said he was emailed a link to a public Pastebin file containing the salaries of more than 6,000 employees of Sony Pictures, noted a significant lack of diversity among the company bigwigs. Of those making over $1 million, 94 percent are male, and 88 percent are white. The list contains one woman, Amy Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chair of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, who rakes in 3 million—the same as the company’s highest earner and CEO, Michael Lynton. In addition, 15 of the 17 top execs are white, while one is African-American and another is South Asian.

The document dump featuring the salaries also includes pages of employee names, positions, bonus plans, and home addresses, reports Roose. The 40 gigs of leaked data sifted through by Buzzfeed include scripts and employee medical history. The FBI has launched an investigation into the hack. 

Even though a group calling itself Guardians of Peace has taken credit for the hack, the major news agencies in America cited that "everyone knows it was retaliation by the Kim regime for releasing the film, The Interview."
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Since everyone "knows" who hacked Sony, why don't they do something about it??

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