Looks like Guardians of Peace (GOP) hackers are far from over with their war against Sony. The attackers have sent an email to several Sony employees, threatening them and their families. Variety got hold of a copy of their email, where GOP categorically states ‘Your family will be in danger.’Sony spokesperson told the publishers that they were aware of the matter and are working with the law enforcement to put this to rest. The employees who received the email have been told to switch off their handheld devices. The author of the email wrote in English and made only a single demand. 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. Also Read - PlayStation Now adds Nier: Automata, Ghostrunner, Undertale for PS4, PS5 playersAlso Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to play
Here’s the full email, published by Variety, that was sent to the Sony employees. Also Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consoles
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.
The FBI also issued a statement on this and said they were aware of this email and are investigating into the matter. They asserted that they will do whatever they can to identify and apprehend those who pose a threat in cyberspace.
Since the past two weeks, Sony Pictures has been subjected to much turmoil when almost 1,100GB worth of data was hacked into by GOP. The data contained unreleased movies, confidential documents containing executive salary information , sensitive celebrity data, social security numbers of employees and passwords to Sony digital products.