Sony Hackers Demand ‘The Interview’ is Pulled
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
The hackers that brought down Sony Pictures’ computer systems, have said that they want the release of ‘The Interview’ halted. The request to have the movie about the assassination of the North Korean leader pulled from release almost definitely proves there’s at least a link to North Korea.
The statement was released on Github, with further data from the hack. New files released include personal and private information concerning Amy Pascal, the Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures and Stephen Mosko, President of Sony Pictures. The Next Web notes that the hackers previously used Pastebin to post links to the data, but have since moved to Github after Pastebin began removing their posts as well as issuing copyright notices blocking Google search results linking to them.
The news comes a day after North Korea itself released a statement suggesting that they did not conduct the hack, but that they support it. KCNA, the North Korean state news agency, said that the hack was possibly from its “supporters”, saying that “SONY Pictures is the very one which was going to produce a film abetting a terrorist act”.
See the full message from the hackers bellow:
“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. And, Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War! You, SONY & FBI, cannot find us. We are perfect as much. The destiny of SONY is totally up to the wise reaction & measure of SONY.”