BuzzFeed raked through some forty gigabytes of data and found everything from medical records to unreleased scripts. This is probably the worst corporate hack in history.
Fury has been downloaded by over 888,000 unique IP addresses since showing up on peer-to-peer networks on Nov. 27, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio. That’s high enough to be the second most downloaded movie currently being pirated and it’s not out of movie theaters yet.
Another big Sony movie, Annie, is also being pirated, three weeks ahead of it’s own wide release. Other Sony movies being downloaded include Mr. Turner, Still Alice and To Write Love On Her Arms.
While Fury has emerged as a hot ticket in file sharing circles, the other Sony titles aren’t seeing as much sampling. Annie has been downloaded by over 184,000 unique IP addresses.
Studio is hopeful Annie won’t be pirated as much because family films aren’t subject to as much illegal downloading as titles that skew more toward young males.
“The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it,” a Sony spokeswoman said in an official statement.
A source with knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the hacking earlier this week divulged that the multi-title leak is likely related to the hacking. Many of the leaked copies are watermarked. In the attack on the studio’s corporate systems November 24, 2014, an image of a skeleton appeared on company computers with a message that said, “Hacked by Guardians Of Peace”, which is the group behind this massive hack.
The message threatened to even release top secrets of the company. There is panic amongst the employees and the damage is far more serious than expected.
We already knew that the Sony Pictures hack was bad, but this is just absurd.
At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright infringing and file sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack tha...3.0