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WikiLeaks today released “The Sony Archives,” a searchable online database that the organization claims contains the 173,132 emails and 30,287 documents that were stolen as part of the 2014 Sony Pictures hack.
According to WikiLeaks, the archive details email exchanges between the company and the White House, with “almost 100 US government email addresses” in the database.
Some of the emails offer insight into the connection between Sony and the Democratic Party, such as Sony employees’ attendance at a fundraising dinner and campaigns to help get Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo elected.
“This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation,” WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said in the press release. “It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there.”
Following the hack in 2014, the White House named North Korea as the attacker behind the hacks in retaliation for the release of the film “The Interview,” in which the main characters plot to kill Kim Jong-un.
Since then, President Obama has made moves against cyber threats, such as the establishment of a new cybersecurity agency and the recent order for the American government to authorize sanctions against individuals or entities who threaten US national security.
Many of the leaked documents also made headlines last year when they disclosed the titles and scripts of upcoming movies from Sony Pictures, the salaries of actors who appeared in “The Interview” and private email exchanges between celebrities and Sony, among others.
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