The Sony hackers are now resorting to threats of violence against those who go out to see The Interview in cinemas. The new threats are likely a response to the fact that the cyber attack and subsequent threats on Sony itself couldn’t stop the studio from canning the film.
In a new message posted online GOP beckoned back to the 9/11 attacks in an effort to deter people away from the movie:
“Warning. 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.”
This threat was posted alongside another batch of emails, this time they are from Sony Entertainment CEO, Michael Lynton. Considering the anonymous nature of these leaks and message posts, it is possible that this threat came from another person or group attempting to capitalize on the recent leaks and gain attention, although this outcome seems unlikely.
The communications appear to be consistent, all containing relatively poor grammar. It will soon be confirmed if the newly leaked emails are genuine, which should also help confirm the legitimacy of the note sent.
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KitGuru Says: If this note is to be believed, then it seems to me that since the hackers were unable to get Sony to pull The Interview before its release, they are now resorting to threats of violence in an effort to cripple its financial success. Either way, we will find out if there is any weight behind the new threats soon, given that The Interview is due to launch next week in the US. What do you guys think of this?