Sony Hackers Demand ‘The Interview’ Be Canceled – or Else
A gaggle that claimed to be liable for the huge pc hack at Sony Footage Leisure demanded that the corporate cancel the discharge of "the film of terrorism" — apparently referring to "The Interview," a comedy that depicts an assassination plot towards North Korea’s chief. A letter posted on a code-sharing website on Monday requested Sony to "cease instantly displaying the film of terrorism which may break the regional peace and trigger the Warfare!" It was signed by "GOP," the nickname for the "Guardians of Peace" group that claims it’s chargeable for a crippling cyberattack at Sony that started Nov. 24.
Pyongyang has denounced "The Interview" as "undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, in addition to an act of struggle" in a letter to U.N. Secretary-Basic Ban Ki-moon. The film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, is scheduled for launch on Dec. 25. Some safety analysts and investigators have advised the Sony hacking has hyperlinks to North Korea, however a North Korean diplomat has denied that his nation is concerned. The GOP letter posted Monday included hyperlinks to downloads of a number of gigabytes of latest knowledge presupposed to have been stolen from Sony. It additionally stated the GOP was not concerned in a threatening e-mail despatched to Sony employees on Friday.
A hack of Sony’s PlayStation Community recreation obtain service, which was taken offline by assaults over the weekend, seems to be unrelated. Sony didn’t return requests for remark from NBC Information.
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SOCIAL— Reuters and NBC Information employees