Classified document leaks database WikiLeaks has released on Thursday more than 270,000 documents, employee e-mails and financial files pertaining to entertainment giant Sony, which were initially stolen in the 2014 North Korean hack.
The leak, entitled “Sony Files Part 2”, follows up an earlier April leak which saw 30,000 documents and 173,000 e-mails from the hack published on the site despite the technology and entertainment’s giant protests. The batch of leaks was linked on WikiLeak’s official Twitter account on Thursday.
Apparently, the leaked files include a wide variety of documents from travel calendars and event plans to financial reports. According to WikiLeaks Twitter’s account, some of the released documents may have information with regards to a bribery investigation. The site has also given a link on Twitter directing to a batch allegedly encompassing all the documents relevant to the case.
The leak also coincides with the anniversary of 3 years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, with him unable to leave its domains due to the threat of extradition by British authorities. Julian Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning in multiple cases of sexual molestation which allegedly happened in 2010, with the Swedish Supreme Court rejecting his appeal against the arrest warrant in May.
Amongst the more interesting files in the new batch of Sony hacked documents are some which attest to the fact that Apple have been interested in Ultra HD streaming in 4K resolutions, to which extent one of the leaked letters served as a formal agreement for the two companies combining to test the technology.
The e-mails leak however contained many more stranger and downright embarrassing reveals, such as concern about the spread of herpes on film sets questionnaires about cold sores given to actors so that they could be medically insured for the movie. Another interesting leak includes a list of “mandatory Spider-Man character traits” pertaining from a licensing agreement between Sony and Marvel, which states that the character, amongst others, must be Caucasian, cannot be gay and is restricted from torturing, smoking, selling drugs, drinking heavily or even using foul language which goes over the PG-13 barrier.
Another dump on Friday has also seen WikiLeaks publish 61,000 secret documents pertaining to the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia, which offer communications between the minister and worldwide embassies and intelligence services. WikiLeaks have state that this would be just the first batch in a series called “The Saudi Cables”.
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