- Hackers sent an email to Sony Pictures congratulating the studio for shelving the comedy The Interview, but warning that Sony will face further trouble if the movie is ever released, according to CNN
- The hackers are widely believed to have links to the North Korean government. North Korea is furious because The Interview depicts an attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- The email not only demands that The Interview never be released, it also demands that the trailer and other material related to the movie be scrubbed from the web.
The hackers warned Sony not to make "additional trouble"
CNN says it obtained the email from a Sony Pictures source. The email was sent to several Sony executives, and was formatted similarly to other messages from the hackers.
"We want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy," the hackers reportedly wrote. "And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."
The hackers warned that they still had "private and sensitive data" that they hadn't yet released. They warned that this data wouldn't be released "unless you make additional trouble."
On Friday the FBI announced it believed North Korea was responsible for the Sony attacks.