Sony Pictures saved thousands of passwords in a folder called ‘Passwords’, hackers reveal

More documents and files stolen from Sony Pictures when it was hacked have been revealed – including a folder called ‘Passwords’, containing passwords to social media accounts and web services accounts, as well as internal computers.

The hack by Guardians of Peace, which took place at the end of last month, also saw unreleased movies – including Annie and Mr Turner, leaked.

Up to 11GB of Sony Pictures files including images of Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie’s passports have already been released since the hack, while newly leaked documents show the social security numbers of over 45,000 employees, including Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow.

The majority of files unveiled in the latest leak do not have any password protection, and include the passwords to all of Sony Pictures’ social media accounts.

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