SAN FRANCISCO – Events surrounding the hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment began to cascade late Tuesday after hackers posted a message threatening a “9/11” style attack on theaters that screened the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
Federal officials say they are close to finding the source of the hack. A federal law enforcement officer familiar with the situation but not authorized to publicly speak about it could not say when an answer might come.
A note from the Guardians of Peace group posted online Tuesday morning warned potential movie-goers, “We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”
“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to,” it continued.