Sony Pictures attackers demand: “Stop the terrorist film!”

A new statement from the Sony Pictures cyber-attackers “Guardians of Peace” was posted on GitHub today, claiming that the GOP was not involved in threats to Sony employees over the weekend. Ars learned of the message through an e-mail sent from an account previously associated with the GOP, and the post included a message to Sony as well as a collection of links to download the private data of two Sony executives.

“We know nothing about the threatening e-mail received by Sony staffers, but you should wisely judge by yourself why such things are happening and who is responsible for it,” the message read.

While GOP claims to be “working all over the world,” the tone of the message from the group tilted toward implying at least some alignment with North Korea. The new message made demands regarding the distribution of the controversial comedy film The Interview—which has been the target of the North Korean regime’s ire since it was first announced earlier this year. A spokesperson for North Korea’s National Defense Commission said that The Interview was “a film abetting a terrorist act while hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK by taking advantage of the hostile policy of the US administration towards the DPRK.”

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