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This article was published on December 15, 2014


Sony doesn’t want media outlets to publish leaks, issues warning

Sony doesn’t want media outlets to publish leaks, issues warning
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More than two weeks after its computer systems were infiltrated and internal records and correspondence had been publicly leaked by hackers, Sony Pictures Entertainment sent out a letter to news organizations demanding they stop publishing private information from the troves of ‘stolen’ data, reports The New York Times.

The letter was distributed on Sunday by lawyer David Boies who is currently representing Sony, to several publishers including The New York Times, Gawker and tech news outlet Re/code.

Boies states to publishers that Sony Pictures “does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use” of the ‘stolen’ data and requests cooperation in destroying the material.

The letter also warns, “If you don’t comply with this request,” Sony “will have no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by you.”

The hackers who have claimed responsibility released another batch of data over the weekend and promised a large ‘Christmas gift’, following their demand that the upcoming Sony film ‘The Interview’ not be released. The movie in question is a comedy depicting actor Seth Rogen assassinating Noth Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Re/code has published Boies’ letter in a recent post, that you can view below:

Sony Letter to Re/code

Missed any details from the Sony hack attack? Here’s our timeline chronicling the events as they unfurled.

Sony Pictures Demands That News Agencies Delete ‘Stolen’ Data [The New York Times]