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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Sometimes I feel bad that we opened the internet up to the world. We should have kept it for ourselves.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Update from HuffPo:

    A spokesperson for Landmark Sunshine cinemas said the New York premiere of "The Interview," scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 247 theaters across the country, was the first to cancel its planned showings of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sony Hacking Fallout Explodes As Theaters Cancel 'The Interview' Showings
    This is a pretty good example of everyone doing everything wrong. Assuming the hackers were from North Korea, all they managed to do was to give an otherwise forgettable movie free hype. And rather than being victimized, all Sony proved was that they actually do have skeletons they want to hide.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Now I really want to see this film.

    If Sony was smart they'd rent out the Kennedy Center for the premier.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Update: Sony has capitulated and is "delaying" the release of the film. Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Threats : The Two-Way : NPR

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Thanks to all this attention it might just do that.
    any 1 else want to see the movie now just to spite these bastards?

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    any 1 else want to see the movie now just to spite these bastards?

    Yes. This makes me angry. Americans just seem be rolling over and letting it happen. Sony should rent out the Kennedy Center and hold the biggest movie premiere the world has ever seen to a sold out crowd and make millions just to spite....whoever they are. Who are "they" anyway? Nobody seems to know for sure...which is also very troubling. Why don't they know who or where the hackers are? They don't even know if it was a group of teenagers in their parents basement or an organized foreign government sabotage or what. I'm starting to lean towards the former.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    I'm curious too. But "dear leader" is a nasty adolescent pissant, so maybe this is what he thinks is "getting even."

    And maybe it is too if a major corporation can be made to bend the knee. You know, the e-mail leaks were just salacious, and I enjoyed some of them. But Social Security #s and bank accounts and this are serious.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters that show ‘The Interview’

    On Tuesday, the group claiming to be responsible for the massive Sony hack posted a message on text sharing site Pastebin threatening violence against theaters showing the movie 'The Interview,' the controversial Sony comedy action film about planning an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The group (or someone claiming to represent the group) invoked the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while threatening screenings of the movie, which is scheduled to be widely released on Christmas Day. Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters that show ‘The Interview’ - The Washington Post

    I hope that this film breaks all box office records.
    As predicted Sony caved in to blackmail after a lot of damaging information was stolen.

    Lack of cybersecurity or plain hubris on the part of the executives?

    I fear this country has lost its first cyberwar attack. Now, anyone and I mean anyone can do what the North Koreans did knowing that their victim will cave in to blackmail as Sony has done. How sad for us all.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    But Sony just caved in to blackmail. How predictable and humbling for a giant corporation to have been so easily cowered.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    But Sony just caved in to blackmail. How predictable and humbling for a giant corporation to have been so easily cowered.
    Do we know that our government did not warn them against showing the movie. If the movie was shown and some nut shot up a cinema lawyers would bankrupt the company. Others would rail against big business caring more about dollars than about innocent lives.

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