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Sony Pictures Hackers Demand "The Interview" Never Be Released

Even promotional trailers should be removed, the demands say.

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The hacking group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber attack demanded that the studio never release “The Interview” or it risks further leaks.

An email sent Thursday night to Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton and studio co-chair Amy Pascal congratulated them on the “very wise” decision to cancel the planned Christmas Day release of the comedy. It demanded that the film, which revolves around a fictional CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, never be released, according to a source who confirmed the authenticity of the email.

“Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy,” the email, which was first reported by CNN, demanded.

The group said it would stop leaking more private data if these demands are met. “We still have your private and sensitive data,” it said, according to the email reported by CNN. The group will “ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”

The message also demands that Sony remove any materials related to the film.

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