After crippling Sony Pictures and side-swiping all of Hollywood with a devastating and criminal hack attack, the hackers have just upped the ante considerably with the threat of 9/11-style terror attacks against any movie theatre that screens the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy “The Interview.”
The hackers have now become full-fledged terrorists who have moved beyond targeting a wealthy movie studio to targeting and attempting to terrorize everyday Americans.
Here’s the full warning:
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.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.
More to come…
“The Interview,” a spyjinks comedy about two goofballs who attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is set for a wide release Christmas Day. Previously the hackers had threatened a “Christmas gift” of new documents. Though the incredibly damaging hack is an outright crime, the threat of violence against theatres and moviegoers is a shocking escalation of this ongoing war against “The Interview.”
This threat puts Sony in a very tough position. These hackers, who call themselves the Guardians of Peace, have already proven themselves quite sophisticated, determined, and ruthless. On top of the financial loss, pulling “The Interview” from release would be giving in to terrorist demands.
Nevertheless, the threat needs to taken seriously.
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