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The Sony Hackers Are Now Demanding the Removal of The Interview Trailers From the Web


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There are at least a few fans of Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the planned Christmas Day release of The Interview after hackers threatened theaters showing the filmthe hackers themselves. 

The hackers sent another message to Sony executives after the decision was announced, reports CNN, calling the move to pull the film from release "very wise." Via CNN: 

The hacker message is effectively a victory lap, telling the studio, "Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy."

The message also says, "And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

It warns the studio executives that "we still have your private and sensitive data" and claims that they will "ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."

Basically, the hackers, which reports say U.S. intelligence officials believe are linked to North Korea, are announcing that not only have they won this round of international corporate blackmail, they're prepared to go at it again. And, while they're at it, they're going to make some even more ridiculous demands about taking down the movie's marketing materials too. I bet Sony feels incredibly safe now. 

Here's one of the trailers. Watch it while you can: