Hackers who broke into Sony Pictures’ network and stole movies that they uploaded to the Internet have also uploaded a spreadsheet from a former Deloitte employee containing salary information on more than 30,000 employees at Deloitte.
The website Fusion reported that among the files posted by the hacker group, which calls itself Guardians of Peace, is a 2005 spreadsheet containing salary data on 31,124 Deloitte employees. The data includes salary information on employees across various Deloitte divisions, including Deloitte Tax, Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte & Touche.
The spreadsheet came from a human resources employee at Sony who had previously worked for Deloitte. In addition to salary data, the spreadsheet also includes race and gender data, along with titles, but not the names of the employees. The spreadsheet was purportedly used at Deloitte to do a study in 2006 of whether there was race or gender discrimination at the firm and found some evidence of salary disparities.
Deloitte denied that it engaged in discrimination. “We have seen coverage regarding what is alleged to be 9-year-old Deloitte data from a non-Deloitte system," said a statement forwarded by Deloitte spokesman Jonathan Gandal in an email to Accounting Today. "We have not confirmed the veracity of this information at this time. Deloitte has long been recognized as a leader in its commitment to pay equality and all forms of inclusion.”
The Sony hack attack also exposed personal information, such as salaries and Social Security numbers of thousands of Sony Pictures executives. The hackers also posted several unreleased Sony movies online, including a remake of the musical “Annie,” along with the Mike Leigh-directed “Mr. Turner,” and “Still Alice,” starring Julianne Moore. The recent Brad Pitt vehicle, “Fury,” was also leaked online by the hackers. Some unconfirmed reports have attributed the hacking to North Korea, whose government was angered by the upcoming Sony comedy, “The Interview,” in which Seth Rogen and James Franco play journalists who have been asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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