Sony Hackers Taunt FBI, ‘Congratulate’ Its Success

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A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named North Korea responsible for the attack on Friday.

“The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” the message posted on Pastebin reads. “We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world. You will find the gift for FBI at the following address.”

The message — titled a “Christmas gift to FBI” — was posted on the file-sharing site on Saturday and links to a YouTube video called “you are an idiot!” that was uploaded in 2006. The two-minute clip includes text in a foreign language.

Despite the message’s familiar format and broken English, it’s unclear whether it was indeed posted by the Sony hackers, who call themselves the Guardians of Peace, since a mass email wasn’t sent to journalists as usual.

North Korea denied that it was behind the cyber-attack earlier on Saturday and offered to launch a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking in order to prove its innocence.

The country had first threatened to retaliate months ago if Sony released “The Interview.” After the threat, numerous internal documents, personal information of studio employees, unreleased film and emails were leaked online within the last month. The hackers’ latest round of emails warned of 9/11-style violence, prompting the studio to pull the comedy from theaters.

President Barack Obama said during a Friday press conference that Sony made a “mistake” in dropping the movie. The studio has since defended its decision.

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  1. TheKing says:

    We do not negotiate with terrorists… We simply do what they tel us to do.

    Thanks Obama!
    Your great leadership has inspired yet another nut-case to poke you in the eye

    How is the golf in Hawaii anyway?.

  2. TheKing says:

    Thanks Obama! Your Idiocy Has Emboldened Evil Everywhere
    2016 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough

  3. VarietyStaff says:

    Can we stop with the NK b.s. There is little to no proof they are involved, we should be focusing our efforts on the true censors at the MPAA.

    Can we also stop calling this terrorism its far from it. Terrorism has become the U.S. boogie-man used by the government and corporations to keep us in fear. The only thing we should be fearing is our corporate overlords.

  4. They should find these people or person who did this bosh……and charge she/he/them the cost of the production of the movie made by Sony, face normal jail time for breaking the law accessing the FBI information, and be accused of terrorism for causing a conflict between nations. When the Federal Government puts their hands on she/he/them it will not be good.

  5. Sony wants to regulate what I can and cannot watch/do with my time fine I’ll not use Sony for ANYTHING. Let the games begin. Let others dictate policy here’s my policy to you, I’ll use others service, others who still believe in the Bill of Rights.

  6. I’m looking at the bright side; maybe the hackers can save us from more shitty movies. Embrace it.

  7. Observer says:

    Dear media,

    I’d suggest using an extremely high filter in the coming days as every kid on this planet is going to take a run at you and send troll-like substances, thinly disguised as “evidence from the hackers.”



  8. Jeffrey says:

    Strange that two batches of hacked emails reveal Pascal disparaging Sandler. Why would the North Koreans be interested in dissing him, yet there’s hardly a mention of the ostensible target of their wrath, Rogen. And what interest would the North Koreans have in redacting the name of the producer who made possibly racist remarks about Denzel Washington?

  9. Atomic Fury says:

    I’d love to believe that North Korea was set up to look like they were involved. It’s still possible that a news release would say as much. But until then, I’m sticking with the idea that they had something to do with the hack.

  10. pklhomedecor says:

    Unreal sony was scared away

    • cj says:

      Why was Sony scared off, was it that they had so much evil to hide, and could not stand the heat, or is it all just another bull shit propergander move for another deep dark secret evil plot to destroy, again this time the target being S. Korea or to steal something from them by sending in the troops, No more War.

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