The aliases of Tom Hanks, Jessica Alba, Daniel Craig and other celebrities were disclosed in a folder containing publicity bibles for many recently-released movies by the studio.
The documents which were leaked by the hackers who called themselves Guardians of the Peace, contained contact information for directors, producers, publicists, cast members and crew, as well as some of the aliases the celebrities came up with when they wanted to check into hotels and reserve car services.
The hackers previously leaked Sony Pictures upcoming movies like Annie, Still Alice, Mr. Turner and To Write Love On Her Arms. They are reported to have also exposed James Franco and Seth Rogen’s salary for their roles in The Interview.
An embarrassing series of leaked emails has the head of Sony Pictures and an Oscar-winning producer apologizing for offense remarks made about actress Angelina Jolie and President Barack Obama.
In the exchange, posted by the website defamer.Gawker, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin call Angelina Jolie a spoiled brat and suggest that President Barack Obama may enjoy the movie Django Unchained.
Of course, Sony Pictures is no stranger to being on the wrong end of a virtual onslaught. A few years ago, in 2011, the PlayStation Network suffered one of the biggest security breaches in recent memory, which is estimated to have cost the company upward of $171 million; earlier this year Sony also agreed to a $15 million settlement for a class action lawsuit from users. Roughly seventy seven million accounts were affected back then.
But the attack on Sony Pictures appears to be more personal, whereas the PlayStation Network takedown was said to be about exposing security vulnerabilities in the service, particularly after Sony failed to act on multiple warnings from the culprits.
The latest Sony Pictures hacking leak reportedly revealed aliases and fake names which were used by celebrities to protect their privacy during film s...2.0