Sony hackers take victory lap

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The Sony hackers have sent a new message to the production company, calling the studio's choice to cancel the release of “The Interview” “very wise” and threatening to release more information if the company doesn’t take down all other references to the controversial movie, according to CNN

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That message, obtained by CNN, came in an email to Sony executives Thursday night.

“Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy,” the email said. It also adds that it will keep stolen data safe unless Sony makes “additional trouble.” 

In late November, anonymous hackers broke into Sony servers and stole a trove of employee personal information and copies of upcoming movies. But more than a week after the company discovered the initial hack, a group called the Guardians of Peace took responsibility for the hack and threatened a 9/11-style attack on theaters that decided to show “The Interview.” That’s the controversial movie where Seth Rogen and James Franco assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

The threat prompted cancellations in theaters across the country, which ultimately culminated in Sony Pictures pulling the film’s release entirely. News outlets have reported that the U.S. believes North Korea sanctioned the cyberattack, but the administration has yet to publicly point the finger at the country. 

Sony has not yet responded to the hackers’ latest message.