Screener copies of at least five new Sony Pictures movies are being traded online after the studio’s computers were hacked.
Annie and Fury are among the pirated Sony titles that have seen a surge in downloads since the Monday hack by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace, according to Torrent Freak. The hack disabled Sony’s email and additional electronic systems, with some of the company’s employees regaining use of their email accounts on Saturday.
Following the leak, Fury, which is still in theaters after opening Oct. 17, had become the second-most downloaded film on file-sharing site Pirate Bay.
The other Sony titles being shared online include Mr. Turner and Still Alice, both set for theatrical release later this month, and To Write Love on Her Arms, slated for a March 2015 bow. Many of the pirated copies of the films appear to be awards screeners.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter