December 23, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) is writing to provide you with information about a significant system disruption SPE experienced on Monday, November 24, 2014.
SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a brazen cyber attack, engaged recognized security consultants and contacted law enforcement.Memo to Sony: If you're desperately trolling for adjectives, wouldn't spectacular work? How about bad-assed?
SPE learned on December 1, 2014, that the security of personally identifiable information that SPE received about you during the course of your work with SPE may potentially have been compromised as a result of such brazen cyber attack.Memo to hackers: Good luck doing anything with this information. Your correspondent has a lower credit rating than N. Korea.
Although SPE is in the process of investigating the scope of the cyber attack, SPE believes that the following types of personally identifiable information that you provided to SPE may have been obtained by unauthorized individuals:I'm quivering with an-ti-ci-pation.
(i) name,SPE thanks so much for your Christmas Eve boiler-plate. It really made my holiday so much more special.
(iii) social security number, driver's license number passport number, and/or other government identifier,
(iv) Bank account information,
(v) credit card information for corporate travel and expense,
(vi) username and passwords,
(viii) other employment related information, and
(ix) health/medical information that you may have provided to SPE.
Readers, this article would be much more interesting if the author could share some of the material relating to the “corporate restructure” of 2014, resulting in the lay-off of 50% IT staff. We're guessing the pink-slips were delivered by SPE email.
Unfortunately readers will have to search for this information themselves as links to leaked material are the target of an aggressive DCMA take-down campaign by SPE.
However, there is one moment that gave pause: The absolute disdain and disrespect shown to Adam Sandler by Sony execs.
Sure his most recent movies have tanked. But Sandler's pictures tank in a predictable and bankable way. After DVD, VOD, foreign market and special venues an investor will make his/her money back on a Sandler picture. It's a low risk, low yield investment.
And the Sandler A-list projects? A lot of coin was dropped at the box office.
Not a fan of Adam but geez, is there no decency?
Happy New Year,