An unspecified “Christmas present” awaits Sony Pictures, following releases of more personal information over the weekend.
The Guardians of Peace, hackers who have claimed responsibility for multiple releases and the initial attack in November, said in a Pastebin post that it was “preparing for you a Christmas gift”, reported Arstechnica.
The message read: “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state. Please send an email titled by ‘Merry Christmas’ at the addresses below to tell us what you want in our Christmas gift.”
Over the weekend, the hackers released medical details on more than three dozen employees, their children or spouses, and the email box of Sony Pictures Releasing International president Steven O’Dell. The problem has reportedly affected the company’s work again, with Sony Pictures shutting down filming after it was unable to process payments.
The Sony Pictures film The Interview, which has led to links with the attack being attributed to North Korea, is also set to open in the USA on Christmas Day.
The Guardians of Peace message read: “The sooner SPE accept our demands, the better, of course. The farther time goes by, the worse state SPE will be put into and we will have Sony go bankrupt in the end.” However, Sony Pictures employees have been handed an olive branch if they contact GoP directly, reported Recode.