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This article was published on December 16, 2014

Sony hackers just made a terrorist threat on The Interview’s premiere

Sony hackers just made a terrorist threat on The Interview’s premiere
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Sony’s hackers have made a new threat to the public directly, in a new release made alongside the group’s “Christmas gift.”

The latest information was delivered over email to public journalist email addresses, like the rest of GOP’s leaks, and is hosted on sites where plain text can be shared.

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The threat is much more sinister than those previously made and appears to be directly to public theatres where the movie is being shown and refers to 9/11 :

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.

The threat comes alongside a new release of Sony’s internal data, this time targeting Michael Lynton, Chief Executive Officer at Sony.

Update: Buzzfeed reports that James Franco and Seth Rogen have cancelled all press appearances due to these threats.

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