A new trove of documents leaked from the Sony Pictures hack is now out in the wild. And, somewhat astoundingly, it takes the whole debacle to a new level of absurdity since the data includes a file directory named “Password”. Can you guess what’s inside?
Yep, it’s thousands of usernames and passwords. BuzzFeed rather easily found the “Password” folder in the newly released data and reports that it includes 139 Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, zip files and PDFs containing thousands of passwords to Sony Pictures internal computers, social media accounts and web services accounts. The kicker: “Most of the files are plainly labelled with titles like ‘password list.xls’ or ‘YouTube login passwords.xlsx'”. Because, when hackers go looking for sensitive information like login credentials, they would never think to search for the word “password”.