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Sony hackers offer truce - so long as 'The Interview' isn't released

Hackers have won the battle against Sony, but now emboldened their demands continue
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:48 pm

Following the cancellation of the impending release of Sony Pictures comedy 'The Interview', which spurned the company crippling hack, those responsible for doing the work on behalf of North Korea have issued a new directive - expunge the movie from existence and everything will be ok.




According to CNN, a new message from the hacking group sent to the heads of Sony states: "..we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately. The message further offers to "ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble".


Meanwhile, President Obama has rebuked Sony for their decision to pull the film, complaining that "I wish they'd spoken to me first". Considering the precedent for international relations, Obama said: "We can't have a society where some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States... imagine what they will do when they see a documentary they don't like, or a news report."

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