Hackers mass-email Sony employees with demand

Hackers claiming to be the GOP [“Guardians of Peace”] that hacked Sony on November 24 have reportedly sent a mass email to Sony employees. The email, which has been reproduced on a number of sites, including The Verge, reportedly reads:

I am the head of GOP who made you worry.

Removing Sony Pictures on earth is a very tiny work for our group which is a worldwide organization. And what we have done so far is only a small part of our further plan. It’s your false if you if you think this crisis will be over after some time. All hope will leave you and Sony Pictures will collapse. This situation is only due to Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures is responsible for whatever the result is. Sony Pictues clings to what is good to nobody from the beginning. It’s silly to expect in Sony Pictures to take off us. Sony Pictures makes only useless efforts. One beside you can be our member.

Many things beyond imagination will happen at many places of the world. Our agents find themselves act in necessary places. Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below if you don’t want to suffer damage. If you don’t, not only you but your family will be in danger.

Nobody can prevent us, but the only way is to follow our demand. If you want to prevent us, make your company behave wisely.

The hackers do not specify what kind of “danger” employees and their families will be in if they fail to sign the email as demanded by the hackers.

Sony’s response was:

“We understand that some of our employees have received an email claiming to be from GOP,” said a Sony spokesperson. “We are aware of the situation and are working with law enforcement.”

Sony Pictures has yet to issue a full press release about the hack, and you won’t find any statement on their web site at this time. It’s like they slept through all the webinars on breach response or something….

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