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Sony Hackers Say They're Targeting Theaters Showing 'The Interview': 'Remember The 11th Of September 2001'

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Tt the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on December 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The group that claims to be behind the large-scale Sony cyberattack today issued a threat against theaters that plan on showing the Seth Rogen-James Franco movie "The Interview." It warned that people should "remember the 11th of September 2001."

Here's the document that was posted to Pastebin (via the Washington Post):

Warning 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.)

Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

All the world will denounce the SONY.

The group that sent out the message, which calls itself GOP, short for "Guardians of Peace," has been leaking embarrassing documents and e-mails from Sony Pictures Entertainment, generally wreaking havoc on the company's security system and
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threatening employees since Thanksgiving. There is speculation that the North Korean government, which called "The Interview" an "act of terrorism" is behind the attacks. The movie is a comedy about planning an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The North Korean has denied involvement, but also been sending out cryptic messages.

There was a low-key premiere for the movie in Los Angeles last week. The New York premiere on Thursday is also expected to be scaled down. The movie will be in wide release on Christmas.

We reached out to the LAPD for comment on the threat and whether they have plans to beef up security. They said they plan to make an announcement on the matter later this afternoon.