After Sony hack, big companies are flocking to this disappearing email app


The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures cost the company $15 million in investigation and remediation fees. But the company also suffered immeasurable damage around the internal information that leaked, including unreleased movies, embarrassing internal emails, and the personal data—including Social Security numbers—of 47,000 celebrities and employees.

It’s no surprise that avoiding such a hack is top-of-mind for most Fortune 500 CEOs. That’s led to an influx in interest for software that might prevent hacks. It has made Confide, an app that allows professionals to send disappearing messages, quite popular. The New York company positions itself as a “Snapchat for professionals.” On Wednesday Confide released new features that allow users to share disappearing documents and photos without allowing anyone to take a screenshot. The company also made it easier to import things like emails into the app, so people can easily take a correspondence off the record.

But Confide…

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