WikiLeaks jumped into the Sony-hack beat this week, publishing the entire Sony Pictures data dump — 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails in all — on its website. In a press release, Julian Assange explained the group’s motivation: “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.” Sony understandably disagreed, telling the Los Angeles Times that WikiLeaks was doing the North Korean hackers’ work for them. “The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees,” the company said in a statement, “and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort.” The archives are fully searchable, which means that anyone with an internet connection is now able to see all the times when Hollywood’s most powerful people emailed the word boobs.
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