Sony Hackers Say the Leaks Will Stop (for Now)

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Sony's long international nightmare appears to be over: After the studio took the unprecedented step of canceling the entire theatrical release of The Interview, the hackers that have been targeting the studio since November will reportedly bring their long series of damaging leaks to an end. In a message sent to Sony Pictures executives, the North Korea–linked hackers say they will "ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble." Oh, and just one more thing: Sony needs to "never let the movie [be] released, distributed or leaked in any form," and "everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version [must be taken] down from any website hosting them immediately." This is the first time anyone has ever cared this much about a 50-word Vulture post.