Guardians of Peace (GOP), the group that hacked Sony Pictures, has posted a new missive and more files on Pastebin [link]. "We have already promised a Christmas gift to you," the message opens. "This is the beginning of the gift."
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.
Along with this note, the group posted a new batch of links to yet more torrent files. This batch is labeled "Christmas gift: Michael Lynton," directed at the CEO of Sony Pictures, and the files include an archive of Lynton's emails.
"The Interview," the Seth Rogen comedy vehicle about North Korea that apparently sparked this whole mess is due to be released on December 25.
"The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco today "pulled out of all planned media appearances." Will Sony pull the film from theaters? And should they?
In related news, "Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has been sued in a class action by two people who described themselves as former employees and accused the company of failing to protect employee data."