Hackers of Sony Pictures now threaten employees and their families

Hackers of Sony Pictures now threaten employees and their familiesLast week’s Cyber-attack on Sony just got worse. This Friday, the hackers of Sony Pictures reportedly threatened the employees and their families.

The head of GOP, the Guardians of Peace hackers group recently sent emails to Sony’s employees asking them to support their cause. The email said that the employees should join hands with the hackers in denouncing Sony Pictures or else they would have to face dire consequences. The email added that if they didn’t support the group, their families too would be in danger.

Here’s a small excerpt from the mail received by one of the employees.

“If you don’t, the message said, not only you but your family will be in danger.  [W]hat we have done so far is only a small part of our further plan. Its 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, the e-mail adds.

Sony has not yet revealed how many employees received these email threats. But the company spokesperson did confirm that their employees received the mail and said that they were working with the law  enforcement.

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

It all started a week back when a group of hackers hacked into Sony Pictures. The employees who had logged into Sony’s systems received a message with a skeleton which threatened to release top secret  company information on the internet if they failed to meet their demands.

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A few days later, a group called the Guardians of Peace, GOP, leaked salary details of all the employees of the company online. This was followed by the leak of around five major movies from Sony Pictures including the remake of Annie and Fury.

Recently, it was being said that Sony was going to announce that the hackers behind the attack were based in North Korea. According to some, the motive of the attack could be to stop the release of the upcoming movie called The Interview starring Seth Rogen. The movie features two journalists who try to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on behalf of the CIA. Kim Jong Un has condemned the movie from the start and even called it as an Act of War, but on Tuesday, North Korea officially denied any involvement in the attack.

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