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276,000 more documents from Sony hack released

The new release adds to more than 30,000 documents published by WikiLeaks in April

The White House has blamed North Korea for the Sony hacks but Pyong Yang denies any involvement in the matter.

Reports day WikiLeaks released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures on Thursday in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group.

The new release adds to more than 30,000 documents published by WikiLeaks in April. Both groups of documents can be searched on the WikiLeaks page.

According to sources, WikiLeaks announced the news on Twitter by tweeting "Sony Files Part 2 - 276,394 more docs" and a link to the archive.

WikiLeaks has said the documents are of public interest because the company is an influential corporation with ties to the White House, able to impact laws and policies, and with connections to the US military-industrial complex.

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Sony Pictures, part of the Japanese-based Sony conglomerate, was the target of a massive cyber-attack last November which shut down much of its computer network and allowed hackers to access sensitive information.

Some of the data was released online after hackers threatened the company over the release of the comedy film "The Interview," which depicts a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korea's leader, other sources say.

The threats forced Sony to cancel the public debut of the movie and led to the resignation of chairperson Amy Pascal. The leaks showed that Pascal had swapped racially insensitive jokes about President Barack Obama over email.

In April, Sony condemned the release of the data, saying the private information does not belong in the public domain.

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