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A new, chilling threat from the North Korean hackers

A new, chilling threat from the North Korean hackers
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Sony has already canceled the release of "The Interview," but apparently that wasn't enough for the Guardians of Peace. The group responsible for the huge Sony data theft is now demanding even more of the studio and wants to make it seem like the controversial move never existed.

Guardians of Peace sent a message to some Sony employees with further demands regarding "The Interview." Sony already canceled the release of the film when major theaters began to pull it from screens because Guardians of Peace threatened physical violence if theaters showed the movie.

On CNN Friday morning, [reporter Brian] Stelter reported: “They got what they wanted initially, and now they are going a step further.”

Guardians of Peace, who the government believes is associated with North Korea, now wants to make sure "The Interview" never sees the light of day in any form.

When Guardians of Peace hacked Sony, it came away with tons of sensitive information, including financial documents and the personal information of Sony employees. The hacker group already released some of that information to public and is threatening to release more if Sony doesn't continue to cooperate. Take a look at the message:

“Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy.”
“we still have your private and sensitive data” and claims that they will “ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”
“And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”

In response to Sony's decision to pull the film, some theaters planned to show "Team America: World Police," another R-rated comedy making fun of North Korea, in its place. However, Paramount squashed those plans and will not allow theaters to show the film.

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Source: The Wrap
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