Sony’s hackers threaten individuals who go see ‘The Interview’
The Guardians of Peace (they of the titanic Sony Footage hack) confirmed off an virtually benevolent aspect this weekend when it provided to withhold private worker info ought to these victims object. Lest you begin feeling pangs of empathy although, the group — or somebody purporting to be a member of the group — issued a sinister public menace that appears to focus on moviegoers and theaters that may run the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview.
“Quickly all of the world will see what an terrible film Sony Footage Leisure has made,” the notice reads. “The world can be filled with worry. Keep in mind the eleventh of September 2001. We advocate you to maintain your self distant from the locations at the moment.”
The film’s L.A. premiere got here and went with out incident final week (until you rely loads of essential pans), however one other screening set to happen in New York has apparently been dialed down in order to appeal to much less consideration.
That cryptic warning wasn’t the one factor the Guardians launched at the moment. This previous weekend the group promised yet one more treasure trove of much more intriguing information, a Christmas present of types designed to forged Sony in a good harsher mild. The primary a part of that “present” was made out there for obtain as we speak — we’ve not had the prospect to sift by means of the information ourselves simply but, however the archive is titled “mlynton.rar,” a not-so-veiled reference to the Sony Footage CEO who lately stated that hackers could not take the studio down. Looks like the Guardians are intent on proving him mistaken. It would not be a shock to see one other batch of damning emails, this time from the top honcho himself, however we’ll discover out a method or one other as soon as this obtain finishes.
The complete textual content of the menace follows (edited for formatting):
Warning. We’ll clearly present it to you on the very time and locations “The Interview” be proven, together with the premiere, how bitter destiny those that search enjoyable in terror must be doomed to. Quickly all of the world will see what an terrible film Sony Footage Leisure has made. The world can be filled with worry. Keep in mind the eleventh of September 2001. We advocate you to maintain your self distant from the locations at the moment. (If your home is close by, you’d higher depart.) No matter comes within the coming days known as by the greed of Sony Footage Leisure. All of the world will denounce the SONY.