Last week Sony Pictures was hacked by a hackers group calling themself “#GOP”, or Guardians of Peace. Following that hacking attack on Sony Pictures high-quality versions of several of the studio’s newest movies have hit piracy websites.
It seems that Sony Pictures is getting worse time now. Sony Pictures Entertainment has reportedly begun investigating links to North Korea of the possible hacking attack occurred last week that on sony, made the studio’s internal email systems offline, which was still offline at the time of writing.
Now its five unreleased films screeners – Annie, Fury, Mr. Turner, Still Alice and To Write Love on Her Arms – have made live onto torrent file-sharing websites, though it has not been confirmed that the leak of all the movies came from the same hacking breach.
“Still Alice” starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin – US release date: Jan 16, 2015
“Fury” starring Brad Pitt – US release date: Oct 17, 2014
“To Write Love on Her Arms” – US release date: March 2015
“Mr Turner” starring Timothy Spall. – US release date: Dec 19, 2014
“Annie” starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. – US release date: Dec 19, 2014
Except the film Fury, which was released in October, the other four films have yet to released. Previously it was also reported that the notorious hackers group #GOP hacked one of Sony Pictures’ servers, which makes computers used by the studio to go down.
An image message with the words “Hacked by #GOP” threatened thesony with a list of unspecified demands and warned the them that it would release sensitive data if the movie studio didn’t cooperate.
By Friday, it was believed that the company staff were forced to do their work with pen and paper and that it could take up to three weeks to completely get out of the massive data breach.
Sony Pictures could not immediately be reached for their comments but told Variety that it was working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the hacking attack. “The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it,” a Sony spokeswoman said in a statement.