Date
25 September 2017
Security is beefed up outside a theater before the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, on December 11. The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim
Security is beefed up outside a theater before the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, on December 11. The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim

Hackers warn US cinemas showing Kim Jong-un movie

 

Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas that screen a controversial comedy that features a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The group, calling themselves Guardians of Peace, mention the 9/11 attacks in their warning about the movie The Interview, claiming “the world will be full of fear”, BBC reported.

 

“Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time,” the hacker group is said to have written in a message Tuesday.

 

“If your house is nearby, you’d better leave,” they add. “Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

 

The group also released a new trove of Sony company data, calling it a “Christmas gift”, adding to the cache of company emails, social security numbers and salary details already released earlier.

 

North Korea has denied involvement in the attack, but has described it as a “righteous deed” that may have been carried out by its “supporters and sympathizers”.

 

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RC

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