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Sony demands media stop reporting on stolen e-mails, delete data

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2014 10:08 User comments (9)

Sony demands media stop reporting on stolen e-mails, delete data Several major news media organizations have been threatened by a Sony Pictures lawyer and ordered to stop reporting details from e-mails stolen in November.
According to reports, a letter was received by the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety from Sony attorney David Boies on the matter. The asserts that the stricken studio "does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use" of data leaked from November's massive breach of the entertainment firm.

The group responsible for the attack - Guardians of Peace (GoP) - has released more than a terabyte of stolen data since late-November, including personal information of employees and Hollywood stars. The data also includes hoards of e-mails that clearly were never supposed to be seen by the public.

"Any decisions about whether or how to use any of the information will take into account both the significance of the news and the questions of how the information emerged and who has access to it," said Eileen Murphy, spokeswoman for the New York Times, reports the Reuters news agency.

The hack has been tremendously damaging to Sony Pictures' image. One exchange in particular involves co-chairman Amy Pascal joking about President Barack Obama's race.

This saga doesn't appear to be even close to over yet, with more revelations being promised by the GoP as it taunts Sony.

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9 user comments

115.12.2014 13:48

lol now they want the media to stop reporting, what next stop GOP releasing data ? not gonna happen.......


Who Dare Wins

215.12.2014 17:29

Nothing starts the day better than a bit of light humour thank you sony


315.12.2014 20:26

Sony sounds a wee bit upset that their dirty laundry is being aired in public. -Sucks that employees personal info is being released, no doubt; but these email exchanges are quite entertaining!

415.12.2014 21:02

Cuz yeah, THAT'S gonna work *rolls eyes*.

And even if it did, did the think they more underground outlets give a damn..? LOL

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516.12.2014 12:26

You're all schlomos!

Your B.S. twisted takes on this story and bashing Sony for asking the media to stop releasing and perpetuating the fallout of this hack by disclosing the sensitive info is depressing!

The fact that anyone would defend those attacking Sony and not see the fault here is mindnumbing! People really are dumb in general........evil too!!

There's no righteousness in this what-so-ever and defending this is a sign of sociopathic tendencies from people too stupid to know the difference between right and wrong! GROW UP!!!!!!

Even though it's always fun to watch misfortune befall others, this one is dishonest, without merit and damaging. Any rational red-blooded person with their head OUT OF THEIR ARSE would see this as a reasonable request to prevent the media from disclosing ALREADY SENSITIVE AND PROPRIETARY INFO THAT WAS STOLEN.


With the mentality of those commenting in defense of the hackers on AD, we should all be able to buy stolen goods knowing it's stolen...........or perhaps this mentality states that when at the grocery store, we should be allow to take home food that is misplaced in the aisles w/o paying. "Pickles don't belong in bread aisle so I'm gonna take this and not pay".

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616.12.2014 15:45

IF:
"Pickles don't belong in bread aisle ... ".
I just don't take them. Maybe something wrong with them.

More likely:
I have the chance to sue the store for their mistakes. lol


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The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

716.12.2014 19:26

First, I have direct, excellent reasons for despising Sony; in fact, SEVERAL of them. Nor do I need anyone's permission to do so. I'll take glee in their (or any entity's) downfall at my leisure, thank you.

Second, not even one post (at least so far) on this thread, point of fact, attempts to defend the hackers in any way.

Third, laughing at Sony for this obviously useless attempt at barn-door repair after the horses are long, long gone is not "attacking Sony". Not even close. It's called "observations of reality".

Now, how dumb is it to defend a megacorporation against attacks that aren't occurring, hmm?

You can put that schmeckel back in yer pants, junior. If you want to be insulting and argumentative, could you at least ensure it makes a little bit of sense?

817.12.2014 14:33

Quote:
More likely:
I have the chance to sue the store for their mistakes. lol

This is what already is happenning:
Sony own employees are in their way to take a class action agains Sony for not care to secure their own employees personal data.
...and probably for other durty laundry.



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Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

917.12.2014 17:46

I can't quite put my finger on it as it was around 8-9 years ago or more when i was part of the Sony AU/NZ forum,there were members or news items regarding sony not taking security more seriously,i guess they will now


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