The hackers who hit Sony Footage additionally threatened CNN
The Guardians of Peace did not simply threaten Sony Footage and theaters that deliberate to point out The Interview; it additionally shook its fist on the press, too. The Intercept has obtained an FBI alert noting that the group implied threats towards a “information media group” on December twentieth. Whereas the bulletin does not identify the corporate, The Desk‘s Matthew Keys has copies of the Pastebin-based mostly messages (since eliminated) displaying that CNN was the goal. The GOP sarcastically complimented CNN on its “investigation” of the hacking group and linked a video calling the TV community an fool, however did not warn of any particular penalties.
The information means that the GOP will not rule out assaults towards different corporations in the event that they help Sony’s trigger, however do not learn too a lot into the group’s phrases — thus far, this seems to be little greater than saber-rattling. Nothing has occurred to CNN within the eleven days because the messages went up, and each the FBI and the Division of Homeland Safety observe of their bulletin that many hacking outfits make “exaggerated menace statements” that by no means pan out. And, as everyone knows, Sony ultimately confirmed The Interview each in theaters and on-line with out incident. At this level, hacking CNN would accomplish little.
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