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Dec 9th 2014

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Hackers Demanded Sony Pull 'The Interview' Before Attack: Tech News Today 1151

Hackers sent an extortion email to Sony executives three days before attack.
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The hackers who breached Sony Pictures, stole gigabytes of data and erased their computers reportedly warned the company three days before the attack. An email sent to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, Chairman Amy Pascal and other executives demanded money. "Pay the damage, or Sony Pictures will be bombarded as a whole." The email was signed as "God'sApstls," a phrase found inside some of the malware used in the Nov. 24 attack. In related news, the hackers warned Sony Pictures yesterday to pull "The Interview" from circulation, saying: "stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the war!" For the full episode, go to twit.tv/tnt/1151 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.