Leaks Show How Sony Is Connected To The White House

Reuters / Yuya Shino

Secret-spilling group WikiLeaks has taken the trove of documents stolen during last year’s colossal Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and made them searchable through a new database to show “the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.”

The Sony Archives include 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses.

The whistleblower website writes in its press release that the US subsidiary of the Japanese multinational technology and media corporation Sony, though being an entertainment business, is “aninfluential corporation, with ties to the White House (there are almost 100 US government email addresses in the archive), an ability to impact laws and policies, and connections to the US military-industrial complex.”

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said: “This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there.”

Their publication was sparked by last year’s scandal when several new movies produced by Sony ended up on the web before their official release. The White House claimed that North Korea’s intelligence services ordered the hack in retaliation to the release of The Interview, a film depicting a future overthrow of the North Korean government and the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un.

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