The nightmare for cyber attack-hit Sony Pictures Entertainment seems to be far from over as the hackers have reportedly sent a series of threatening emails to the company’s employees and also their loved ones.
A person, purporting to be part of cyber-hackers Guardians of Peace, sent emails to Sony Pictures employees, promising the collapse of the firm. The mail also served a foreboding warning to the employees, asking them to take up the hacker’s cause and rally against the company they work for.
In their email threat to Sony Pictures and its employees, the hackers have said, “Please sign your name to object the false [sic] 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.”
The content of the complete email was published on Variety. The main motive of the mail is that last week’s cyber attack is “only a small part” of the GOP’s plans.
In the grammatical errors- riddled email, the hackers have tried to project Sony Pictures as the main culprit which is accountable for each and every action it would take with regards to GOP’s threats.
Earlier, the investigating authorities have suggested the North Korean link behind the GOP hack. However, an anonymous official denied any such link in a released statement to Voice of America.
“Linking the (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to the Sony hacking is another fabrication targeting the country. “My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy,” read the official’s statement.
Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) said that the investigation into the Sony Pictures hack is still under process. The probing agency also said that the identity of the Guardians of Peace remains a mystery.
GOP has, however, claimed that it is a “worldwide organization”. But its clear motives remain unclear.