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Sony Pictures saved passwords in a folder called ‘Password’

Last month’s Sony Pictures hack is causing more embarrassment for the company, with the latest batch of leaked documents revealing the company saved thousands of passwords in a folder named, you guessed it, Password.

The latest data dump from the hackers has revealed thousands of passwords for the studio’s social media accounts, internal computers and website accounts.

The passwords were not encrypted, or password protected and appear within 139 documents written in plain text.

The humiliating revelations come on the same day the hack revealed the social security numbers of 47,000 people. Those affected include Sylvester Stallone, director Judd Apatow and actress Rebel Wilson.

Home addresses, email addresses and pay details are also part of the leaks, with some records dating all the way back to the 50s.

North Korea is suspected of the attack, which brought the studio’s entire network to a standstill last week.

In a story almost worthy of a comedy movie, the country is thought to have made the attack in retaliation over a Seth Rogen and James Franco film.

The Interview movie features the Hollywood funnymen as journalists recruited by the CEO to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

North Korean officials had described the film as an “act of war,” but has denied it is responsible for the Sony Pictures attack. Either way, both sides don’t come out of this looking very good, do they?

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Via: Telegraph

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