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Sony hackers dump more chunks of stolen data, promise another ‘Christmas gift’

Sony Pictures

The Guardians of Peace, the hackers who plundered Sony Pictures’ servers, has leaked more data swiped from the movie studio – and threatened a bigger document dump in the run up to Christmas in a set of sinister messages.

It comes amid claims the Sony subsidiary’s bosses knew its systems had been hacked, and sensitive information leaked, in late 2013.

 “We are preparing for you a Christmas gift,” said the first message, which was briefly posted on Pastebin and Friendpaste on Saturday, stating: “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state.”

The message included torrent links to a new 6.45GB archive of uncompressed data titled “My Life At The Company – Part 2,” according an analysis by consultancy Risk Based Security. The archive contains 6,560 files in 917 folders.

The message also included five anonymous email addresses for people to send in requests for what data should be released next.

The postings were taken down quickly “for legal reasons,” as Friendpaste put it. Given Sony’s legal barrage against the media, threatening dire financial penalties if any more of the leaked data is reported, both sites presumably thought it prudent to pull the plug.  Read More

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