In a joint intelligence bulletin obtained by The Intercept, the FBI states that threats have been made to a “news media organization” and that such threats could extend to other such organizations. The FBI does not name the threatened organization.
After hacking Sony, the hackers threatened 9/11 style attacks on any theaters playing the movie, ‘The Interview,’ which depicts a wacky assassination plot against North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Major theaters pulled the movie and Sony temporarily scrapped all plans to release it on Christmas day.
But, as The Intercept points out, hacking a news organization could put anonymous sources at risk if exposed. If you’re a reporter, now is the time to get any and all information about your sources off your organizations servers and onto a computer or drive that’s not attached to the network.
➤ Sony Hackers Threaten US New Media Organization [The Intercept]