The hackers known as the Guardians of the Peace just sent a message to Sony executives last night thanking them for canceling The Interview, promising to not release any more data from the hack, or to launch a terrorist attack.
“Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy,” Brian Stelter on CNN reported them as saying. “And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”
“You’ve done the right thing,” they said, adding that they would “ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”
The hack, which U.S. officials believe was the work of the North Korean government in retaliation for a Sony film depicting an assassination attempt against dictator Kim Jong-Un, released thousands of sensitive medical and financial records of Sony employees, as well as embarrassing emails sent by Sony executives.
The Guardians of Peace also threatened a 9/11-style attack against theaters that screened The Interview, causing thousands of cinema chains to drop the movie from their lineup and forcing Sony to cancel the movie entirely.
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