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Sony Hackers Threaten Movie Theaters Showing “The Interview”

“The world will be full of fear,” the hacker said. “We recommend you to keep yourself distant.”

In a message on file-sharing services containing links to the latest cache of hacked documents, the “Guardians of Peace,” the group claiming to be behind the devastating hacks of Sony Pictures Entertainment, threatened the premiere of the The Interview and theaters where it will be shown, saying, “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.”

The “GOP” also said, “Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear,” and “We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.”

“Remember the 11th of September 2001,” the group said in the message.

This is not the first time a group claiming to be behind the hacks have threatened Sony. In a message sent to some Sony employees last week, a group claiming to be the hackers told Sony employees “your family will be in danger” unless they denounced the company. A Sony spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Here is the message from the “Guardians of Peace.”

Warning

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.

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Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.
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