It seems like Sony just can’t catch a break. On Thursday, WikiLeaks added 276,394 more private documents, emails and financial files, leaked from the embattled tech and media giant, into its database.
The files, which relate mostly to legal and financial documents (among stranger items), are the second massive release of files on the site from last November’s major data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment by the “Guardians of Peace” hacker group. Fallout from the data leak left Sony’s internal infrastructure crippled and many company executives scrambling to atone for embarrassing comments made in the thousands of private emails that were leaked.
The dump “Sony Files Part 2,” appears to coincide with a major social media push from WikiLeaks regarding the three-year anniversary of its founder Julian Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he is remaining to avoid extradition.
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The entire library of files in now searchable on WikiLeaks’ site where users are able to delve through though all of the emails and documents.
Shortly after publishing the new data, WikiLeaks tweeted a helpful hint to those scouring the documents for information, pointing its Twitter followers to a collection of files that it said showed evidence of “legal entanglements” for Sony Pictures, “including an investigation for bribery.”
Sony likely isn’t very happy about this latest development. The company threatened legal action in response to the first trove of documents that WikiLeaks made available on its site last April.
Sony was not immediately available for comment.