Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sony Gets a New Threat– “Anonymous” Says Hackers Aren’t Korean, Release Film Or More Hacks Coming

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A new threat against Sony came tonight on Pastebin.com from a group identifying itself as Anonymous. Is it legit? They’re telling Sony now to release “The Interview” or else– more hacks coming from their databases. The letter threatens both Sony and CEO Michael Lynton. So now what? Release, don’t release. It’s as if “The Interview” were a serious political movie. It’s not. I can’t believe so many people are fighting over it. Meanwhile, on amazon, “Team America” is up to number 179 and rising. Paramount and the “South Park” are getting a good laugh.
Here’s how it appears on pastebin.com:
NOTE: I am not the creator of this document. I take no responsibility for any damages caused by this document. This is merely a backup of the original copy, just in case it gets taken down or whatever. The original copy can be viewed here: http://pastebin.com/xEmKN3ui
 
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I Dear Mr. Michael Lynton (CEO of Sony Entertainment),
 
We shall first-off begin this message with an expression of sympathy as you have failed to release “The Interview” as you believe that hackers shall carry out a new operation to cause malicious damage within your organisation.
 
I would like to inform you that we all know the hacks didn’t come from North Korea (we think everybody knows about this already).
 
What we would like to say is that by not releasing “The Interview”, you are denying us the privilege of the Freedom Of Information Act (1966).
 
Unfortunately, due to your organisation panicking at first sight of trouble, we find this very cowardly of both yourself and your organisation (Sony Entertainment).
 
We know that Mr. Paulo Coelho has offered Sony Entertainment a sum of $100,000 for the rights of the movie; where he shall then be able to upload the movie onto BitTorrent.
 
Obviously, you shall not be responding to his generous offer – so please respond to ours with a public conference, we wish to offer you a deal…
 
Release “The Interview” as planned, or we shall carry out as many hacks as we are capable of to both Sony Entertainment, and yourself.
 
Obviously, this document was only created by a group of 25 – 30 Anons, but there are more of us on the internet than you can possibly imagine.
 
 
We are Anonymous,
We are Legion,
We do not forgive,
We do not forget,
Expect us.
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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