Sony wants news organizations to delete data leaked after hack

On Sunday, Sony Pictures released a warning to news organizations against use of information leaked from their massive data breach. According to a Cnet article published on December 14, 2014, Sony Pictures attorney David Boies said, "We are writing to ensure that you are aware that SPE does not consent to your possession, review copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use of the stolen information, and to request your cooperation in destroying the stolen information” (Musil, 2014). Furthermore, the letter dictates that any news organization that fails to comply with these demands would be responsible for any damages as a result of the propagation.

Sony Breach Exposes Employee Healthcare, Salary Data, and Company Financials

During the week of Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures Entertainment was targeted by hackers that disabled its internal email system and leaked 25GB of sensitive company information including financial records (expense reports, accounting reports, account routing information, promotion information, and payroll records), more than 30,000 sensitive HR documents (rules and regulations, salaries of top executives, addresses, social security numbers, offer letters, criminal background information, and employee reviews), a number of motion pictures that have yet to be released, and healthcare information; the latter being a major HIPAA violation.