‘Threatening Emails’ Despatched to Sony Staff After Hack

The FBI is investigating what it describes as "threatening emails" despatched to some staff at Sony Footage Leisure, which has been the goal of a hack so large that its extent shouldn’t be but recognized. The company’s assertion got here after Selection reported that an e-mail was despatched Friday to Sony staff, written in damaged English, during which the alleged hackers, often known as GOP, stated they deliberate to deliver down the entire firm. "Nothing can forestall us, however the one approach is to comply with our demand," the e-mail reads, in accordance with Selection — however the "demand" is not very clear: "Please signal your identify to object the false of the corporate on the e mail tackle under in the event you do not need to endure injury. When you do not, not solely you however your loved ones might be in peril."

The FBI issued a press release saying it’s conscious of the emails. "We proceed to research this matter in an effort to determine the individual or group answerable for the current assault on the Sony Footage community. Current occasions underscore the persistence and maliciousness of dangerous cyber criminals, and the FBI will proceed to determine and apprehend those that pose a menace in our on-line world," the assertion stated. Sony didn’t reply to an NBC Information request for remark, however a spokesperson advised Selection "We’re conscious of the state of affairs and are working with regulation enforcement."

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—Devin Coldewey and Andrew Blankstein
First revealed December 5 2014, 5:eleven PM