Sony employees received quite a shocking email. It has been claimed that this email came from hackers. The email caused anxiety and panic among people working for Sony. The email that employees received revealed that it was written by someone who claimed to be with the hacking group that infiltrated the computer system last week.
The hacking attack occurred at Sony Pictures on Friday. The email threatened both the employees and their families. “It’s false if you think this crisis will be over after some time,” the email said. “All hope will leave you and Sony Pictures will collapse. This situation is only due to Sony Pictures.”
A Sony spokesperson talked about this situation. “We understand that some of our employees have received an email claiming to be from GOP,” it said. The same statement added that we “are aware of the situation and are working with law enforcement.” Apparently, not all the employees of the famous company were targeted, but only some of them received the message.
“The FBI is aware of threatening emails that have been received by some employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment,” the statement from Sony Pictures revealed. It seems that an investigation is conducted on the case and the company said that they are willing to find out who is the one responsible for sending the email.
“Recent events underscore the persistence and maliciousness of harmful cyber criminals, and the FBI will continue to identify and apprehend those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”
Reports reveal that the email was actually written in broken English. This might be helpful for the investigators in tracing the ones responsible with this situation. Hackers also posted a series of information online of the employees at Sony, including personal information, information about salaries and their social security numbers.
Some experts claim that North Korea might be responsible for this situation, as Sony is going to release the movie The Interview, a comedy about the fictional assassination on leader Kim Jong Un. Sony has already made a series of steps into making sure that the company is safe and the source of the hacking will be found.