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NY Post: Sony Music Execs 'Stressed' Over Potential Revelations From Hack

By    |   Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 02:44 PM

Senior Sony executives are ready for more embarrassing email revelations resulting from the hacking of its computer system, according to the New York Post's Page Six.

Thus far, Sony Music has been relatively unscathed in the hacking scandal that has enveloped the company's movie division related to "The Interview," a dark comedy about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

But that may be about to change. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton reportedly telephoned a number of the firm's department heads to give a "blanket apology" in advance covering "whatever else comes out," a source told Page Six.

Another "insider" described Sony Music executives as having become “really stressed their stuff is going to get leaked." This is said to include information about salaries and artists' recording contracts.

Artists signed to Sony labels include Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, and Adele.

Sony's network was hacked in November as the company prepared to release "The Interview." North Korea officials vitriolically denounced the film and blamed the U.S. government for the movie, likening President Obama to "a monkey in a tropical forest."
The  company vowed revenge against "the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism."

The attack, which U.S. officials blamed on Pyongyang, resulted in the leak of executives' emails as well as information on Sony employees and unreleased films, Vanity Fair reported.

Other cybersecurity efforts have challenged Washington's allegations that the communist regime was behind the leak, saying it was most likely an inside job.

Leaked e-mails between Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chair Amy Pascal and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin included an exchange in which actress Angelina Jolie was referred to as a "minimally talented spoiled brat," London's Telegraph reported.

Bloomberg reported that Lynton recently was forced to deny that the company planned to sell Sony/ATV, its music publishing division – something suggested by leaked emails released in the cyberattack, Bloomberg reported.

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