On Sunday Sony Pictures Entertainment warned media outlets against using the data revealed online by hackers who, a few weeks ago, had raided the company and disrupted its network systems. David Boies, a well-known lawyer hired by Sony Pictures, has sent a letter, in sharp words, to various news organizations including The New York Times. He characterized the leaked information as stolen information and demanded that the information be avoided and destroyed immediately if any of the companies has downloaded or acquired by any other means.
Boies wrote in the 3-page letter that the studio didn’t consent to media companies’ possession of its stolen data nor it consents to further copying, downloading, uploading, publication, dissemination or any other use of the stolen information.
This statement has been issued by Sony after twenty days of the first infiltration by hackers into its computer systems. It also comes after damaging media reports on the hacked documents that included information of Sony’s employees’ salaries, their health records, business negotiations as well as private email conversations.
Hackers, over the weekend, have pressed Sony to withdraw its upcoming comedy, ‘The Interview.’ Hackers have also warned Sony of more data dumping on this Christmas when the film is all set to be on screens all over the country. The plot of the film involves an attempt to assassinate the North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
The proved a feast for traffic hungry websites such as Fusion and others owned by Gawker Media and Bloomberg also benefited from the stolen data.
There has been no public backing from major studios and other Motion Picture Association of America. The association did issue a statement that said that they were doing everything at the highest level that could prove beneficial for Sony Pictures and that they would continue to do so further on.
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