Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Now That The SONY Hackers Plan to BOMB the Theaters - Will the White House Continue to Be Silent on the SONY Hack?

Even before this threat to bomb the theaters showing the SONY film about North Korea - I've been wondering - where the hell has the present administration in Washington been during this whole nightmare?   If these hackers succeed - this will make every US company - and every government entity - a sitting duck for them and others to cyber attack.  And what is now happening to SONY - could be happening to dozens of companies - and government agencies.

 And yet - so far - not a word from the White House.  Here's the opening to the Variety article:

The Sony hackers have threatened a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean comedy “The Interview,” substantially escalating the stakes surrounding the release of the movie.
The attackers also released the promised “Christmas gift” of files. The contents of the files are unknown but it’s called “Michael Lynton,” who is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment
Past messages have included budgets to Sony films, salary information of top executives, and employee medical records and social security numbers.
There have been suspicions that the attack may have been launched by North Korea in retaliation for “The Interview’s” depiction of an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. The country has denied involvement but praised the attacks.
A spokesman for the studio, an FBI spokesman and a spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners were not immediately available for comment.

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