The cyber terrorists move from terror threats to extortion in short order after Sony’s CEO caved. By demanding that Sony throw “The Interview” down the memory hole, they’ve guaranteed that it will become the most sought after digital property of this decade so far.
The hackers who attacked Sony Pictures are making more demands of the studio following their success in scrapping the release of The Interview, according to CNN. CNN reports that top Sony executives received an email from the hacking group last night with a message saying that it would withhold further data, but only if the studio never let anyone see The Interview or pretty much any sign that The Interview ever existed.
“NOW WE WANT YOU NEVER LET THE MOVIE RELEASED, DISTRIBUTED OR LEAKED IN ANY FORM.”
“It’s very wise that you have made the decision to cancel the release of The Interview. It will be very useful for you,” CNN reports the message as reading. The email concludes, “We will ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”
Unfortunately for Sony, that “trouble” includes a laundry list of perceived issues: “Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy,” the message reportedly says. It also says, “And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”