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Sony Pictures Targeted By Hackers Supposedly Intent on Blackmail

Sony Pictures is the latest victim of a cyber-attack.

The attack forced the company to shut down its systems worldwide Monday after a skull appeared on Sony computer screens along with a threat to release “internal data” and “top secrets” if undisclosed demands were not met.

The company, seemingly, was hacked by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace or #GOP, for short.

The company, according to various news reports, has shut down its computer network as a precaution and told employees it could take anywhere from one day to three weeks to solve the problem.

Sony, in a statement to the media, said it is investigating what it called an “IT matter.”

Although Sony has been tight-lipped about the incident, an anonymous user on Reddit posted the image that apparently showed up on Sony’s computer screens Monday. It reads: “Warning: We’ve already warned you, and this is just a beginning. We continue till our request be met. We’ve obtained all your internal data including your secrets and top secrets. If you don’t obey us, we’ll release data shown below to the world.”

Sony was given until 11 p.m. GMT on Nov. 24 to comply with the undisclosed demands.

 

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