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Sony Hacker Leaks More Internal Documents, Issues Demand

Sony management says it has "refused to accept" the unspecified demand.

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The hacker group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures Entertainment attack released another pile of private data Monday and issued threats against the studio.

The group calling itself the Guardians of Peace said it has made an unspecified demand of Sony, which management has “refused to accept.” This is the first time GOP has suggested some form of extortion.

“We are sending you our warning again,” GOP wrote in a post on the online collaboration site GitHub. “Do carry out our demand if you want to escape us.”

GOP also called on Sony to halt distribution of what it called “the movie of terrorism” — a reference to “The Interview,” a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as TV journalists chosen to conduct a rare interview with North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un. The two are then recruited by the CIA to try and assassinate Kim.

“Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!” the hacking group wrote in its latest communication.

North Korea has denied any connection with the devastating attack on the studio, but in a statement issued Sunday by the Korean Central News Agency, the country called the attack a “righteous deed.”

The hacking group appeared to distance itself from the threats issued late last week against Sony employees.

“We know nothing about the threatening email received by Sony staffers,” GOP wrote. “But you should wisely judge by yourself why such things are happening and who is responsible for it.”

Sony Pictures suffered one of the worst cyber attacks in recent memory after intruders claim to have made off with as much as 100 terabytes of internal information including salaries, social security numbers, passwords, sales plans and four unreleased feature films.

The film studio declined comment.

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