Over the past few weeks, the hacker group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” (GOP) has leaked devastating data about Sony Pictures. The leaks have included everything from exposing personal data of employees and celebrities to Sony executives making racist references to President Obama and calling Angelina Jolie a brat. On Tuesday, the hackers made its most serious threat yet.
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The group talks about Sony’s controversial upcoming comedy, The Interview, by name for the first time, and threatens 9/11-type terrorism. It even warns that if you live near a theater that will be showing The Interview, you should leave your house. The movie is about an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The new message from the GOP, which was posted on Pastebin, reads:
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.
The note was also accompanied by links to torrent files, like the batches sent out on several prior occasions. The new files are labeled “Christmas gift: Michael Lynton.” Lynton is CEO of Sony Pictures.
Stars of The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco, have now cancelled all upcoming media appearances related to the film. The FBI and other agencies are investigating the threats. The film is scheduled for wide release (2,000 to 4,000 theaters) on Christmas Day.