WikiLeaks Republished All Data from Sony Hack

Wikileaks has again uploaded the Sony data from previous year’s venerability scandal, by making all the emails and documents “completely accessible” with a Google search.

On 16th of April, a non-profit company from Julian Assange WikiLeaks issued a report containing 30287 documents and 173132 emails initiating from the Sony hacking Scandal. The shocking information dump happened 5 months when the media giant initially discovered that its system had been compromised by a group of hackers named as ‘Lizard Hackers’.

The similar number of data was published on the internet after Lizard Squad attacked Sony in past November and threatened Sony over the publication of one of its film “The Interview,” which represents an imaginary CIA scheme to murder a leader from North Korea.

A statement issued by WikiLeaks on Thursday, in which Assange (CEO of WikiLeaks) stated why he considers the people has a right to see the documents and all the information.

“This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the center of a geopolitical conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there. WikiLeaks has a commitment to preserving the historical archive. This means ensuring archives that have made it to the public domain remain there regardless of legal or political pressure, and in a way that is accessible and useable to the public. WikiLeaks’ publication of The Sony Archives will ensure this database remains accessible to the public for years to come.”

However Sony blamed WikiLeaks of taking part in the damage made by the information theft, which it sentenced as “a malicious criminal act.”

A representative inscribed in a un-bylined statement, “The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks. The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort. We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’ assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company and its more than 6,000 employees.”

The contents of data have previously been searched by websites like Salon, which uploaded extracts of the emails regarding Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Bruce Jenner between others.

A group of hackers called Guardian of Peace published the data firstly in November 2014 by seeding the data to P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file sharing services over the internet; the data spread rapidly and affected the release plan for many Sony movies, just like “The Interview.”

The reports from Variety stated that, “Sony is still weighing its legal options, which may be limited given that Assange and his compatriots have built their reputation on exposing secret documents, emails and videos.”

American intelligence officers stated that the attack was subsidized by North Korea, somewhat other officials have cast hesitation upon.

Ali Raza Ali is a freelance journalist, having 5 years of experience in web journalism and marketing. He contributes to various online publications. With a Master degree, now he combines his passions for writing about internet security and technology for SecurityGladiators. When he is not working, he loves traveling and playing games.
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