The saga that is the Sony Hacking scandal continues. The latest threat from the hackers is that they will attack movie theaters that screen the movie “The Interview”. This movie is believed to be the entire reason for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.
The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. The premise is that they are recruited by the CIA to eliminate Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea and they’re invited for an exclusive interview. North Korea has denied involvement in the attack, but they have been investigated to find out if the country was behind this.
The hackers dumped some new files online and called them a “Christmas gift” with “Michael Lynton” as the title. The contents of these files is unknown right now, but this dump is associated with the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Seems more like a Grinch gift. A warning accompanied this “Christmas gift”. That message is “we will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.”
“The world will be full of fear,” the warning warning reads, “Remember the 11th of September 2001.” The hackers even say, “we recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time, (if your house is nearby, you’d better leave).”
There may be no concrete proof, but it is looking more and more like this may be from North Korea. I’m sure there will be more to this saga soon.