Another leak surfaced from the massive Sony hack, and this new information is potentially one of the most scandalous. Right after Sony’s announcement that “The Interview” will not be released on Christmas Day, the most important part of the movie was leaked.
The video was immediately deleted from YouTube. The scene was Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader and was played by Randall Park in the movie, was killed when a missile hits his helicopter. When the character died, Katy Perry’s song, “Firework,” was played.
According to an authorized representative who spoke to the Associated Press, investigators believed that the cyberattack has a connection with North Korea. The representative cannot speak about additional details of the investigation yet.
North Korea admitted condemning “The Interview” but suggested the hack might be done by sympathizers, not necessarily themselves. The film’s plot is sensitive to the Korean tyrant because it focused on his make-believe assassination by two journalists under CIA.
According to a cybersecurity analyst from Gartner, Avivah Litan, the Sony hack is one of the most expensive damages for an American company. She said the attack was successful and precise.
“We haven’t seen any attack like this in the annals of U.S. breach history,” she said.
The hackers, also known as Guardians of Peace, threatened to attack movie theaters that would show “The Interview.” That is why Sony cancelled its Christmas release.
Sony stated the studio has no plans to release the film.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie,” the company said.
Bernadette Meehan, the spokesperson of National Security Council, denied the involvement of the American government in the decision of Sony to cancel the film’s release. She said companies have the right to distribute and produce no matter what the content is in the U.S.
According to Republican senator John McCain, the decision of Sony to cancel the film will only trigger the will of people behind the crime to maximize cyber as a weapon in the future.
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