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Hackers demand Sony pull The Interview in what better not be a marketing stunt

The Sony hacker story keeps getting weirder as The Hollywood Reporter says a person claiming to be a member of the Guardians of Peace (#GOP) has posted a public message to a number of peer-to-peer sites demanding that Sony “Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!” The “movie of terrorism” is assumed to be The Interview, due to the initial suspicion that North Korea was behind the Sony attacks and the fact that it’s the only movie North Korea has called “an act of war” lately. North Korea has denied involvement, so Sony’s next best guess is either that North Korea is lying (entirely possible) or some anonymous, non-North Korean person hates James Franco and is willing to take down a multinational corporation to prove it (also possible).

In the same message, the #GOP denied that the group was behind the threatening e-mail sent to Sony staffers on Friday and mocked the company’s efforts to investigate the hack, saying, “You, SONY & FBI, cannot find us. We are perfect as much.” We’re not sure where exactly this story is going, but if all this turns out to be viral marketing for The Interview, we’re going to be pissed.


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