Sony had itself hacked inorder to get rid of certain high level executives (eg Amy Pascal) without having to fire them and pay out severance.

Sony also used the hack as a form of insurance fraud. They knew they had certain movies that were going to bomb. These films the hackers dumped online which allowed Sony to collect insurance money versus having to take a loss on the films.

On Thanksgiving 2014, Sony suffered a a high-profile, studio-wide cyberattack at the hands of a group calling itself "#GOP," aka the Guardians of Peace. The hackers, who are believed to be from North Korea, have leaked some of its unreleased films online; revealed highly sensitive information, like passwords and executives' salaries; and gone as far as threatening employees and their families.

The Sony Hack was ostensibly an attack by North Korea on a Japanese company. The Japanese control the Koreans. Sony set itself up to be hacked. The Sony hack wasn't really a hack, it was a hoax the Japanese set up to solve some business problems for themselves.

The reputational damage to the studio has been slightly greater than the financial one. Sony said that after taking account of its insurance policies the hack would cost the company just $15m. Really SONY made a bunch of money by getting rid of bad film losses with insurance claims. The hack made them money. 4 years later people don't even really talk about it so the reputational damage to the studio has also been minimal.

The Japanese Illuminati wanted to remove the traditional elements illuminati jews and new elements in Sony (mainly scientology - amy pascal). Pascal had a tight relationship with fellow scientologist Tom Cruise. The Japanese wanted to get her out of the picture so they broke into her email and dumped embarassing emails (of which there were many....)

Many say the hack was a response to Sony's intent to release The Interview that Chistmas - a film which makes fun of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and even kills him on camera. The group believed to be behind the attack has ties to the North Korean regime. This is just a Japanese cover. The Japanese actually wanted the Interview released because they wanted to scare Kim into submission. Part of the hack was actually to release the Interview film online allowing anyone to see it - surely not what a North Korean working for Kim would want.

The Sony hack had reverberations beyond Sony in Hollywood. Stars had their emails released. The Japanese intent was to destabalize Hollywood in general. They wanted Amy Pascal forced out and they also wanted to disrupt Hollywood in general. The Japanese are angry they can't make any movies that anyone wants to see. Sony itself is a big failure as a Studio - always ranked at the bottom. The Japanese thought it would be better to destroy all of Hollywood itself.

Many of the emails are behind closed doors conversations about Hollywood stars and directors. For instance, in a September 2014 email journalist and Lynton brother-in-law Jonathan Alter notes to Lynton that “American Hustle” director David O. Russell was abusive on set to the point that Christian Bale needed to intervene. “He grabbed one guy by the collar, cursed out people repeatedly in front of others and…abused Amy Adams,” said Alter. “Just figured you might not always get the Intell (sic) you need if you were considering signing him for another film.”

In another email producer Scott Rudin lays into Angelina Jolie as a no-talent actress. “Kill me please. Immediately,” he said in an e-mail to Pascal in June 2014 when he learned she was studying films of potential directors for a “Cleopatra” film in development.

Another Rudin email also attacks Jolie, calling her a “a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie [Unbroken]... She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming.”

Rudin went on to say, "'There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made (and how that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of this woman and the cost of the movie is beyond me) and if you won't tell her that you do not like the script - which, let me remind you, SHE DOESN'T EITHER - this will just spin even further out into Crazyland but let me tell you I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself if you don't.'

The most damaging set of emails were related to Amy Pascal and resulted in her losing her job. One of the most offensive comments made by Pascal in the emails, was in reference to President Obama's film preferences.

“Would he like to finance some movies," Rudin wrote. Pascal wrote back, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Rudin responded with “12 YEARS," to which Pascal responded by naming other films starring African-Americans: “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic].”

Other titbits include a conversation about Michael Fassbender for the part of Jobs – Michael DeLuca, president of production at Sony studio Columbia, writes that Fassbender’s role in Shame “just makes you feel bad to have normal-sized male genitalia.” David Fincher meanwhile told Pascal that the casting of Adam Driver in Star Wars was a “terrible idea,” while Rudin also attacked Her and True Grit producer Megan Ellison, calling Ellison a “bipolar 28 year old lunatic”.

A big dump of emails like this was like putting a big shit bomb in the middle of Hollywood and then little it go off. The Japanese thought it was hilarious that they had embarassed so many high profile celebrity names.

The Japanese specifically attacked James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ghostbusters, James Bond (which had it's entire script leaked). These projects were things that the Japanese weren't happy about. They were projects run by the illuminati Jewish side of Hollywood and the Japanese wanted to spite the Jews by dumping on their projects.