The Sony hackers have released their latest statement and leak, and with it, they’ve added a warning of terroristic proportions. The warning came, ironically, a short time after Howard Stern was called into account for comparing the ongoing incident to the 9/11 attacks. The warning itself references the 9/11 attacks.
Released on the internet Tuesday, the message reads:
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.
Sony has warned that sites holding the leaked files may face legal repercussions, so not only the files, but messages, are being removed from file-sharing sites shortly after being uploaded.
The message appears to be warning of a terroristic attack on those who attend the premiere or other showings of The Interview. Whether or not the attack is actually carried out, there is a great deal of speculation that Sony, as a company, will not survive the PR nightmare of this series of leaks.
Seth Rogen and Howard Stern have condemned the attacks, and the American public’s response to them, according to the NY Daily News. In a discussion, the two likened the entire attack to 9/11 (bear in mind that while this was prior to the current threat, the Sony hackers had already sent threats by email to many employees of the media giant, and their families, not only of damage to their privacy and financial security, but of physical harm) and said the response was shameful.
Now, it looks as though their words may have carried some prophecy, as the Sony hackers, too, invite America to compare events to come to 9/11. Thought North Korea has denied having any part in the action, the FBI has investigated that possible angle. According to Reuters, no attribution was found to make that link, but the U.S. Intelligence Committee isn’t ready to declare North Korea’s innocence yet.
Whoever the Sony Hackers are, though, the nation’s intelligence and investigative sources were already taking the situation seriously, and continue to do so. According to IMDB, The Interview is slated for release Christmas day.