WikiLeaks Posts Searchable Archive of Hacked Sony Docs and E-Mails

Whistleblower site Wikileaks has published all of the content hackers stole from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 2014. The site even set up a search feature so interested parties can wade through the 30,000 documents and 170,000 e-mails between actors and company executives.

In November, the White House alleged that North Korea's intelligence services had obtained and distributed a version of the archive in revenge for SonyEUs pending release of "The Interview," a film depicting a future overthrow of the North Korean government and the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un. While some data was released at the time, the original archives, which were not searchable, were removed before the public and journalists were able to do more than scratch the surface.

"This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the center of a geo-political conflict,EU said WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. EUIt belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." Sony could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sony Pictures has denounced the move by WikiLeaks, according to a report by EUThe cyberattack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks,EU a Sony spokesperson told Deadline.

"The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort. We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaksEU assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company and its more than 6,000 employees,EU the spokesperson added.

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