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Sony hackers imply threats of physical terrorism

Those behind the Sony hack have graduated from threatening to release more information to threats of terrorism.

Here is a statement from the latest leak, which was released on Pastebin:

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.

This is a marked shift from the rhetoric the hackers have been using so far. This is the first time the hackers have explicitly made threats that don't have to do with cyber security.

For more information on the Sony hacks, read our explainer here.

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