The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

It's time to take a moment of silence for Sony Pictures, because more startling revelations about leaked information just came out and employees are starting to panic. BuzzFeed raked through some 40GB of data and found everything from medical records to unreleased scripts. This is probably the worst corporate hack in history.

We already knew that the Sony Pictures hack was bad, but this is just absurd. BuzzFeed's discoveries include documents detailing "employee criminal background checks, salary negotiations, and doctors' letters explaining the medical rationale for leaves of absence." They also include "the script for an unreleased pilot written by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to the results of sales meetings with local TV executives." Better call Saul.

Meanwhile, Fusion's Kevin Roose is reporting on what exactly happened at Sony Pictures when the hack went down. The hack was evidently so extensive that even the company gym had to shut down. And once the hackers started releasing the data, people started "freaking out," one employee said. That saddest part about all of this is that the very worst is probably still to come. Hackers say they stole 100TB of data in total. If only 40GB contained all of this damning information, just imagine what 100TB contains. [BuzzFeed, Fusion]

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Comments

    On one hand I think it's funny - They had all this data hooked up to the internet so technically it can be accessed by anyone with the means. On the other hand I think it's scary - If those so inclined can access whatever they want, with the right level of determination, then nothing is safe. Which is also kind of funny.

    You have to feel bad for them, imagine if your medical or criminal records made there way into the public domain.

      Then i would be suing my company for compensation. I dont really care as long as i can get some money. Unfortunately with this new world, no job is safe, there is no guarantee about your quality of life, you cant trust the powers that be or their enforcers (police).

      You cant really ever get ahead in this world unless you are part of the privileged few or just really lucky. So ill take any opportunity i can get to make sure that my family is protected / financially secure in whatever means i can.

      So maybe my company should get hacked, my records published so i can get some more money!

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