The Sony hack has put into jeopardy a lot of exclusive creative content worth a lot of money. Even salaries of celebrities and passwords for digital products were leaked out by hacking group Guardians Of Peace (GOP), the alleged people behind the crime. Now, the latest victim of this Sony hack is the James Bond franchise, whose producers have announced that the early draft of their next film Spectre had been stolen along with the 1,100GB data, and now has been leaked by the hackers. Also Read - PlayStation Now adds Nier: Automata, Ghostrunner, Undertale for PS4, PS5 playersAlso Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to play
The producers released an official statement on the Bond website saying, “Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film Spectre is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system. Also Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consoles
The screenplay for Spectre, even if it’s the first draft, is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world.
The production house is now concerned, that all those who have got their hands on the screenplay due to the leak, will now try to publish the content or sell it for profit.
“It may not (in whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it,” the statement read.
Throwing caution at the hackers and all the other third-parties who now have a copy of the first draft, the production house said, “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of confidential property it knows to be stolen.”
Meanwhile, the latest development indicates that the hack has been traced back to a St. Regis hotel in Bangkok. Cyber security experts have traced the digital footprints of these hackers back to the five-star hotel. They however are not ruling out the possibility that these hackers could have remotely leached the hotel s high-speed Internet connection to carry out the attack.