Chris James Posted December 17, 2014 Report Share Posted December 17, 2014 The criminal hacking of Sony International Pictures that has occurred the past few weeks has now evolved. By stealing and then releasing the emails and personnel information of Sony employees these hackers have shown a despicable respect for the private affairs of the employees. The FBI is on the move to discover who these people are. And now we have a further threat against any theater that might show this film, elevating the hack into a threat of terrorism. It now seems that the major theater chains across the country have cancelled any showing of this film. They are probably getting pressure from insurance companies who would have to pay out huge sums of money if some terroristic event should occur. But now this hack and the messages of terror have frightened away the public who in this day and age will jump if someone says boo. With the full weight of the federal government now in on this investigation we can hope the source of these threats will quickly be discovered. It is unreasonable to think that North Korea would be behind these threats, but then that nation is known for its absurd reaction to world events. That absurdity is only made clearer by the fact that the North Korean government is dependent on other nations for their existence. The people of that country suffer hunger and slavery while the ruling class plays video games and drinks expensive western liquor. Twice in this past year the leadership of North Korea has threatened to unleash nuclear weapons on the United States over some slight to their national ego. The plot of The Interview movie is a humorous look at the assassination of Kim Jong Un, the current leader, by two bumbling CIA recruits. The film is probably about as ridiculous as the target of this killing, but it has cost Sony millions to produce. The hackers will eventually be discovered and that will begin the cycle of criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits. Sony deserves to recoup their loss and one of the defendants in any courtroom should be the media outlets who have passed along the contents of these hacks. We have all seen the intellectual property warnings posted at the beginnings of any DVD of a film and how the FBI will prosecute any individual who copies these materials. The hackers have stolen Sony's intellectual property on a grand scale and deserve to be treated as major felons once they are discovered. If North Korea is revealed as the source of the hack then they need to pay the ultimate price. No, I am not suggesting we nuke them since they may very easily do that to themselves. But severing all levels of contact to the internet would be a good start. Let them launch their own satellites which I understand our new laser technology has the promise of killing. At some point the lunatic running that country will do something so objectionable I think the United States and South Korea will have no choice but to respond in force. Then we will all wish that the plot of this silly Hollywood film could come true. But who knows, we won't be seeing the film until it comes out on DVD or gets released in an internet stream. Quote Link to comment
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