Sony Hack Exposes the Personal Data of Hollywood Stars
The hack posted the private details of 47,000 employees, former employees, and freelancers and Actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow and Rebel Wilson
The hackers behind the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed the private details of, including the Social Security number, contracts and taxpayer-identification numbers of more than 47,000 current and former Sony employees, freelancers and few Hollywood stars.
A group called Guardians of Peace (#GOP) has claimed responsibility for the cyber-attack. It is believed that the group may be associated with North Korea.
Sony Pictures hasn’t released many specifics to the public or employees about the scope of the breach. In an email to staff members, the Chief Executive Michael Lynton and Co-chairman Amy Pascal called the theft of documents a “malicious criminal acts” and they also announced that the studio is offering one year of free credit monitoring and fraud protection to current and former employees.
The studio’s lawyers are also trying to force websites to remove the data or the links to it. As with pirated movies and music, however, once data becomes available on file-sharing networks, it is virtually impossible to remove.