Hackers who attacked Sony Pictures posted employee medical info online

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It isn’t just embarassing internal emails between executives that are being leaked publicly as a result of a hack attack on Sony Pictures.

Confidential medical information about dozens of employees and family members has been posted online, too, reports Bloomberg.

While many of the workers are not identified by name, details provided such as their date of birth may make it easy to figure out who they are.

A human resources memo names a worker’s special-needs child and discusses the child’s condition and treatment in considerable detail, the article says.

“This is the absolute worst nightmare for this employee and their family,” said director Deborah Peel of Patient Privacy Rights. “Why they are doing this with the name and location and all the identifiable information is beyond me.”

Sony did not respond to the news agency’s request for comment.

Hat tip: Daily Mail

Related coverage:

Daily Beast: “Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars”

Washington Post (reg. req.): “Sony’s hacked e-mails expose spats, director calling Angelina Jolie a ‘brat’”

See also:

Fusion: “Beware: Downloading the hacked Sony Pictures docs could bring the feds to your door”

The Guardian: “Sony hack would have challenged government defenses–FBI “

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