After threatening media outlets with legal action for coverage of leaked Sony documents, Sony has now threatened Twitter. The Japanese media conglomerate has asked the microblogging platform to suspend accounts of those people who are disseminating stolen information. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in IndiaAlso Read - PlayStation 5 going on a diet? Retailer leaks lightweight PS5 in works
Sony will have no choice but to hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter, Sony s lawyer David Boies wrote in a letter. According to a report on Motherboard, musician Jason Koebler posted some of these leaked documents on his Twitter account, and has since received legal threats from the studio. At the time of filing this story however his account and the tweets with screenshots of leaked Sony emails are still accessible. Also Read - Xbox Series X/S could get PlayStation 5 inspired controller upgrade in future
SPE does not consent to Twitter s or any Twitter account holder s possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading, or making any use of the stolen information, and to request your cooperation in suspending the account holder s Twitter account and the account of any other user seeking to disseminate the Stolen Information via Twitter, the email said.
Last month a hacker group named Guardians of Peace breached Sony Pictures network to retrieve more than 1TB of data. The group has since released a plethora of sensitive documents including the salary of Sony s top execs, security PIN and contact information of Hollywood actors, unreleased movies, scripts of several upcoming movies and more.
The letter signifies the lengths to which Sony is willing to go to arrest the damage from the hack. Such letters however haven t had the desired effect.