Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents

Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

The archive apparently includes Sony conversations with Downing Street and with Hollywood figures.

In November, the entertainment company suffered a cyber-attack weeks before releasing The Interview, a film criticised by the North Korean regime.

Sony said it « strongly condemns » the Wikileaks release.

« We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’ assertion that this material belongs in the public domain, » the company said in a statement.

The Wikileaks dump includes more than 170,000 emails and over 20,000 documents.

After November’s hack, an unknown organisation published the documents online, but it was not in an easily-searchable form.

Julian Assange, the founder of the website, justified the publication by saying the documents show the inner functioning of a multinational company and are « at the centre of a geo-political conflict ».

The attack came just weeks before Sony was set to release the film about a fictional American plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea denied involvement in the attack but praised it as a « righteous deed ».

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