If you haven’t heard about the massive hack that Sony Pictures was victim to then you’ve been offline for some time. The hackers were able to get into Sony Pictures servers and take several films that have yet to be released and leak them online to file sharing sites. The hackers didn’t stop there though, they were also able to take social security numbers and other personal information of Sony employees including some high profile Hollywood stars such as Sylvester Stallone. North Korea was one entity accused of these attacks as Sony Pictures is preparing to release a “The Interview” with Seth Rogan and James Franco which has them hired to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un. North Korea has denied the claims that they are responsible for these attacks but they did call the attacks a “righteous deed”.
“We do not know where in America the SONY Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack nor we feel the need to know about it,”
“But what we clearly know is that the SONY Pictures is the very one which was going to produce a film abetting a terrorist act while hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK by taking advantage of the hostile policy of the U.S. administration towards the DPRK,” it said, using the official acronym for North Korea.
The hackers have gone even further with “credible” reports from the FBI that Sony employees have been threatened via email. Sony employees have been told to be on high alert. Whoever is responsible for the hack to Sony Pictures, it’s clear that they’re looking to send a message and it seems making threats to life isn’t beneath them. North Korean involvement hasn’t been proven but some analyst have said that the complexity of the hack points to a government may have been involved, but that’s mere speculation.
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