Hackers Pirate Sony Films and Leak Studio Salaries
LOS ANGELES — Just as Sony Pictures Entertainment appeared to be recovering from a crippling online attack, the studio found itself confronting new perils on Tuesday. The F.B.I. warned United States businesses of a similar threat, and additional Sony secrets were leaked online.
Sony, the studio behind “The Amazing Spider-Man” films and the “Breaking Bad” television series, restarted many of its computer systems on Monday after a Nov. 24 breach by a group calling itself #GOP, for Guardians of Peace. Executives at the entertainment company said they were also making progress in fighting the apparently related Internet pirating of five complete films, including the unreleased “Annie.”
The breach exposed two things the secretive movie industry loathes the most – the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.
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