Sony Pictures Hack: FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Employees

Karlene Trudell

The Sony Pictures hackers are now threatening the safety of employees and their families.

The "Guardians of Peace," or GOP, began the massive cyberattack against Sony on November 24, releasing confidential company data and saying they plan to eradicate all of Sony Pictures Entertainment. According to Today, employees discovered the hack after logging on to the company network that day and finding an image of a skeleton with a message that said "Hacked by #GOP."

On Friday, employees received an email from GOP, threatening them and their families if they do not "make your company behave wisely."

Variety obtained a copy of the email sent to Sony Pictures employees, the text of which is seen below.

"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 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 Pictures 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."

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 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 Pictures 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."

The Inquisitr reported that North Korea is widely suspected of being responsible for the hack, possibly in revenge for a Sony Pictures upcoming movie. The Interview, a political satire, is scheduled to be released Christmas day and depicts the attempted assignation of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

A North Korean diplomat, however, has denied any involvement in the hack.

"Linking the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) to the Sony hacking is another fabrication targeting the country," the unidentified diplomat told Voice of America. "My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy."

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