Studio employees receive threatening email and are advised to turn off their handheld devices
In its latest brazen attack, the group of hackers known as the Guardians of Peace have threatened the families of Sony Pictures employees in an email received on Friday.
“We understand that some of our employees have received an email claiming to be from GOP. We are aware of the situation and are working with law enforcement,” said a spokesperson from Rubenstein Communications, which recently started working with Sony PR staff to handle media inquiries regarding the hack attack.
A Sony insider told TheWrap that employees have been advised to turn off their handheld devices in lieu of the latest communication from GOP.
It’s unclear what GOP’s demands are, or what the organization wants — but Sony still plans to open its North Korea-set comedy “The Interview” on Christmas Day.
The email, which is full of typos and broken English, is below and unedited.
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.