Sony Pictures, the entertainment arm of Japanese media conglomerate, is still reeling from the vicious hacking attack from last week. The latest leak saw salaries of Sony executives surface online, and in order to protect its employees, the company is now offering identity-theft protection and credit monitoring, Wall Street Journal reports. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to playAlso Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consoles
According to the publication, the company is worried that there is still a chance for more sensitive data to leak online, and it is taking this step to protect its employees. People who haven t done anything have been made to feel really insecure, an employee told the publication. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in India
This isn t the only preventive measure being taken by the company either. Earlier this week Reuters reported that Sony had tapped security firm FireEye Inc s Mandiant to help combat any further hacks. Additionally, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also investigating this matter.
To recap on the events, all computers at the Sony Pictures division were hacked by a group called Guardians of Peace or #GOP. The group threatened to release sensitive data it had stolen from Sony network if its demands were not met. While it is not known what the hackers asked for, but they went ahead and leaked the sensitive documents online. Additionally, they also leaked movie screeners of five Sony Pictures movies including Brad Pit-starrer Fury, Annie, Mr. Turner, Still Alice, and To Write Love on Her Arms.
As mentioned above, law enforcement agencies in the US are investigating the matter, and according to one conspiracy theory circulating online, there is a possibility that North Korean regime could be behind this attack.