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#1 TheJoker


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:12 PM

Unfortunately, it looks like the major theater chains have decided to not show the Sony film "The Interview". So many, that Sony decided to pull the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas, Cineplex Entertainment and Carmike have all decided to not show the film due to the cyber terrorism threat.




And now the FBI has linked the Sony hacking effort to North Korea:



This sets an unfortunate precedent that others may now try online threats to get their way now that theaters have caved in to the current cyber terrorism attack. Any group that doesn't like something might now be emboldened to try to influence through terrorist threats online after this effort payed off for the hackers. Hopefully the actual attackers will be identified and eventually caught, tried, and sentenced to a very long jail term.


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