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Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attack on Theaters Screening 'The Interview'

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By    |   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 04:04 PM

A group of hackers who have targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment, releasing tons of sensitive information about the company, its projects and employees, has threatened a 9/11-style attack on theaters that screen a film that pokes fun of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, Variety reports.

The hackers, in retaliation against the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview," have also promised a Christmas surprise release of new data files, named after Sony CEO Michael Lynton, Variety reported.

“The world will be full of fear,” the hackers' message threatens. “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.”

"The Interview" is set to premiere in New York Thursday, but the event has been scaled back due to concerns over the hacking, which has revealed inner-workings and private messages among executives, The New York Post reported. Executives with the studio have since apologized to those hurt by their published remarks.

A small premiere in Los Angeles went off without a hitch, the Post noted.

Buzzfeed published the entire message from the hacker group, which calls itself "Guardians of Peace." It warned, in a message sent on file-sharing servers, that those who live near theaters showing the film should leave.

"All the world will denounce the SONY," the message said.

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A group of hackers who have targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment, has threatened a 9/11-style attack on theaters that screen a film that pokes fun of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, Variety reports.
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