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Michael Lynton, CEO Sony Entertainment and CEO and chairman Sony Pictures Entertainment, speaks during an investors' conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo November 18, 2014. Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to garner up to $11 billion in revenue from its movie business in three years time, a 36 percent increase over levels forecast for the current financial year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The hacking group that ironically calls themselves 'Guardians of Peace', successfully entered Sony’s database and have been releasing information gradually, including high executives’ salaries, email databases and continue to send threat after threat to the company. Sony Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, addressed the company’s employees in a a town hall meeting last Friday, which started with an introduction by co-chairman Amy Pascal who addressed her leaked emails and apologized for some of the remarks. Later Lynton concluded by saying ““this won’t take us down.” In the wake of the meeting the hackers released the promised ‘Christmas gift’: Lynton’s emails.

All the information retrieved was posted online by the hackers, along with a threat direceted to Sony as well as those who dare go watch “The Interview.” The message read: “We have already promised a Christmas gift to you. This is the beginning of the gift.” The movie that allegedly started the issue, “The Interview”, is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, about a TV host and his producer who assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

The final (and biggest) threat read as follows: “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. Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”

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