In new message, hackers appear to demand Sony halt 'The Interview'
A note that purports to come from the group that hacked Sony Pictures seems to demand that Sony stop showing the James Franco-Seth Rogen movie, The Interview, which involves a plot to kill Kim Jong-un. “Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!” the note reads.
The Wall Street Journal, which picked up the most recent note, reported Sunday “investigators from private companies and government agencies have linked the attack to North Korea.” The hack has resulted in the leaking of Sony’s upcoming films, employees’ salaries, passwords, and more. It also revealed how much Franco and Rogen made off of The Interview. The FBI is investigating the attack, and a memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter states that the FBI will brief Sony employees.
The new note denies responsibility for a “threatening email” Sony employees received Friday, but it says: “We have already given our clear demand to the management team of SONY, however, they have refused to accept. It seems that you think everything will be well, if you find out the attacker, while no reacting to our demand. We are sending you our warning again. Do carry out our demand if you want to escape us.”
Sony had no comment to EW, but a source said that it is unclear where these messages are coming from and if they are now the result of copycats.