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Thousands of passwords leaked in recent Sony Pictures hack

A new trove of documents leaked from the Sony Pictures hack is now out in the wild. And, somewhat astoundingly, it takes the whole debacle to a new level of absurdity since the data includes a file directory named “Password”. Can you guess what’s inside? Yep, it’s thousands of usernames and passwords. BuzzFeed rather easily found the “Password” folder in the newly released data and reports that it “includes 139 Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, zip files, and PDF’s containing thousands of of passwords to Sony Pictures internal computers, social media accounts, and web services accounts.” 

Yesterday afternoon, the hackers behind the massive Sony corporate data hack released a new trove of documents, and it appears that things are only going to get worse for the victim of the most embarrassing and all-encompassing hack of internal corporate data ever made public. Included in the newest data dump is a file directory titled “Password,” which includes 139 Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, zip files, and PDFs containing thousands of passwords to Sony Pictures’ internal computers, social media accounts, and web services accounts. Most of the files are plainly labeled with titles like “password list.xls” or “YouTube login passwords.xlsx.” One file BuzzFeed News found included hundreds of clearly labeled Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter usernames and passwords for major motion picture social accounts. Though some passwords appear to be assigned to individual employees and don’t include passwords, a number of the passwords to the social media accounts for major films like Ghostbusters, The Social Network, and Easy A appear to be poorly constructed and are not alphanumerical.

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