FBI probes Sony Pictures leak

diazFive films distributed by Sony Pictures appear to have been leaked online following a reported cyber-attack on the company last month. The FBI has been called in.

Among the titles is a remake of classic film Annie starring Cameron Diaz, which is not scheduled for release until December 19th.  The company was reported to have shut down its internal systems last week due to an “IT matter”.  Some have linked the cyber-attack to forthcoming film The Interview, Sony’s comedy about North Korea.  That film, however, does not appear to have been leaked.

Reports say other high-profile titles have been circulated including Fury, starring Brad Pitt, which was in cinemas in October but is yet to be released on DVD.  According to research firm Excipio, Mr Turner, Still Alice and To Write Love on Her Arms are also being distributed and downloaded.

Sony has not confirmed the authenticity of the leak, but was quoted in Variety magazine as saying: “The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it.”

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