Hackers email Sony employees, say families are 'in danger'

Things may have just gone from bad to worse for Sony. A recent hack gave us all kinds of info about the inner workings of Sony pictures, with everything from employee passwords to full films being leaked. Now, it seems the hackers are making threatening remarks to Sony employees via email. While they don't necessarily make any direct threats of harm, they do say employees who don't comply will "suffer damage". The hackers are also threatening the families of employees.

The email routinely jabs at Sony Pictures, and promises the trouble won't end until Sony Pictures does. The email, from the hackers (or hacker, it covers both tones) to Sony Pictures employees:

I am the head of GOP who made you worry.

Removing Sony Pictures on earth is a very tiny work for our group which is a worldwide organization. And what we have done so far is only a small part of our further plan. It's your false if you if you think this crisis will be over after some time. All hope will leave you and Sony Pictures will collapse. This situation is only due to Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures is responsible for whatever the result is. Sony Pictues [SIC] clings to what is good to nobody from the beginning. It's silly to expect in Sony Pictures to take off us. Sony Pictures makes only useless efforts. One beside you can be our member.

Many things beyond imagination will happen at many places of the world. Our agents find themselves act in necessary places. Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below if you don't want to suffer damage. If you don't, not only you but your family will be in danger.

Nobody can prevent us, but the only way is to follow our demand. If you want to prevent us, make your company behave wisely.

It's not clear what "danger" employees or their family will be in. Are the hackers (we'll assume it's a group effort at this point) saying employees will be personally doxxed, or is this a threat of personal bodily harm? Also, is it related to their app being hacked?

Whatever the case, the hackers seem keen to take Sony pictures down once and for all. The fun of releasing documents and outing films is through, and we're now into coercing employees to join arms against Sony Pictures. This is getting ugly, and fast.

Source: Variety