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4 Sony Films Leak on Torrent Sites Following GOP Hack

Sony’s woes continue with a number of unreleased films emerging on torrent sites following the hacking attack from “GOP” that knocked the whole company offline.

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GOP has contacted a number of media outlets (as has become their habit now) to spread the word. Engadget received word from the “boss of G.O.P.” claiming that it was indeed them that leaked and are seeding the pirated content. The films include Annie, Mr. Turner, Still Alice and Fury, all of which except Fury haven’t even been released in theaters yet.

Fury, which is still in theaters, has been downloaded by some 888,000 unique IPs, according to Excipio, reported by Variety. Annie (not due for release until December 19) has been downloaded by 184,000 unique IPs at this time of writing.

As spotted by Torrent Freak, the films have been uploaded by a user called gods1052 to the torrent site 1337x.

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Photo: Torrent Freak

“The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it,” said a Sony spokeswoman.

Meanwhile users on Reddit’s r/hacking are doing their part to figure out what other files may have been stolen in the hack, which is now appearing to be bigger than previously thought.

TF’s report adds that more and more sensitive information may be leaked soon including passport and visa information from cast members. This may also fuel rumors that current Sony staff are in on the whole thing.

Yesterday it was reported that Sony is also investigating a possible North Korean link to the hacking in retaliation to the comedy film, The Interview.

GOP or Guardians of Peace say they are attempting to hold Sony to their demands.

One thought on “4 Sony Films Leak on Torrent Sites Following GOP Hack

  1. This might help explain why the UK Government has recently been taking so much action on Torrent Sites. Sony is a major revenue provider to the UK.

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