Sony Hackers Threaten Company To Delete “The Interview” Footage… Or Else
In the latest news from the Sony hack, the hackers who go by the name Guardians Of Peace (GOP) sent Sony executives a message regarding the company’s new film The Interview. CNN reports GOP told Sony it was very wise of them to cancel the debut of the film. The controversial film is targeted by the North Korean government because the film’s plot revolves around an assassination plot North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. A plot that involves Seth Rogen and James Flacco.
The hackers requested Sony never release, distribute or leak the movie in any form, that also goes for DVDs or any type of piracy. GOP would also like for all The Interview trailers to be deleted from any websites that are hosting them to be played. If Sony obeys these requests, GOP will no longer harm their security system. They noted: “We still have your private and sensitive data… ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.” The Sony security team believes the GOP’s message to be authentic and they will take heed to their request.
“I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes I think they made a mistake. We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can impose censorship here in the U.S.”
In the last week, the Sony hack has revealed several emails where executives mocked various celebrities including Denzel Washington, Kevin Hart, Angelina Jolie and President Obama. It also produced sexual harassment claims from a Black female employee. Civil rights group Color Of Change recently launched a petition for Sony Executive Amy Pascal to be fired because they believe the Sony corporation continues to marginalize their Black entertainers and audience.