Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin weighs in on the press and the Sony hack from a personal angle.
LOS ANGELES — THREE weeks ago Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of a massive cyberattack by an outlaw group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. They breached Sony’s security and stole tens of thousands of internal documents and emails.
Then they left a threat. The Guardians said they were going to make these private documents public if the studio went ahead with its planned release of “The Interview,” a comedy with Seth Rogen and James Franco in which the two are tasked by the Central Intelligence Agency to whack the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Security outside the theater before the premiere of “The Interview” in Los Angeles last week.Sony’s International Incident: Making Kim Jong-un’s Head ExplodeDEC. 14, 2014
Michael Lynton, chief of Sony Pictures, is said to have sought the support of fellow studio heads.Sony Pictures Demands That News Agencies Delete ‘Stolen’ DataDEC. 14, 2014
Then they left another threat, this one accompanied by violent and disturbing imagery. “Not only you but your family will be in danger,” read a message to all Sony employees. The Federal Bureau of Investigation won’t say much, but it says the hack is sophisticated and backed by a lot of money.
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