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Having begun to analyze the latest threat from the hacker group targeting Sony Pictures, the Department of Homeland Security has not found evidence of an active plot against movie theaters in the United States.
The newest anonymous email sent by the hackers on Tuesday appears to threaten violence against public screenings of Sony’s The Interview. Citing 9/11, the hackers issued a warning and said, “We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places The Interview be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.”
According to a DHS official, the department is aware of the threat. “We are still analyzing the credibility of these statements, but at this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States,” a DHS statement to THR reads.
The FBI also confirmed that it’s continuing its own investigation, saying, “The FBI is aware of recent threats and continues to work collaboratively with our partners to investigate the Sony attack.”
The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is scheduled to open wide in theaters across the country on Christmas Day.
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