The Full story about how Sony got hacked by “North Korea” and pulled back it’s upcoming movie “The Interview”

The Story


Before we start If you don’t already know – The Interview is movie about assassinating a North Korean dictator.

About a month ago Sony was hacked by #GOP who called themselves the Guardians of Peace after the FBI was pulled in the investigation… I am getting ahead of myself self here – let’s start from the beginning.

The hackers thretened Sony that If they don’t met the requests they made by a certain date than they will release some zip files all named along with Internal data and “Top Secrets” to the world.

Sony does not met the requests that the were making and sure enough they release the data! The leaked information includes source quality images and videos form it’s upcoming move “The Interview”. That wasn’t the scary part of the story – The scary part is that they released personal information of ‘all’ employees of Sony. This information included social security numbers, full names, birth days, phone numbers and even more information. A brave Sony employee who decided to give FORTUNE a interview and according to that conversation it looks like it got pretty crazy over at Sony. People didn’t just start changing passwords to their bank accounts and online shopping services some of them also started getting new passports!

While that was going on in an employees life – Sony got FBI into this hacking and the hackers confidently “laughed at the FBI” and identified themselves as the Guardians of Peace also –

“The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes. We congratulate you success,” GOP wrote. “FBI is the BEST in the world.”
“You will find the gift for FBI at the following address,” they said, posting a YouTube link to a Japanese prank video that repeats a phrase: “You are an idiot.”

FBI on Friday (Have no-idea what the date was at this point) said that North Korea is behind this attack – North Korea has denied this.

One the first images from the hackers.

Earlier this month the #GOP threatened that if this movie was shown at any theaters than there will a 911 like attack at those location – They also warned the people living in those area to leave during the time this film is shown. Most of the major theaters started dropping the film to avoid terrorist attracts and future possible hacking. After most of the major theaters drooped that film Sony decided to pull that film from all theaters.

Barack Obama said and I am paraphrasing here that Sony should have talked to them before taking the action of pulling back the movie itself and that they would take some action to this. Again I have paraphrased here and none of those are official quotes.

NBC video about how Sony “made a mistake” in pulling back the movie “The Interview”

Now we come to yesterday morning – North Korea disappears from the internet and timing was perfect and now everybody thinks that the US is behind the attack.The country has limited web infrastructure in the first place and Dyn shows that the country has had major outages in the past 24 hours. Anyone at a North Korea’s IP has found it impossible to connect to the internet.

“I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before,” said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Dyn Research

The North Korea might have had their turn at turn to control the United States by censoring a movie across the ocean in the United States and It succeeded for the one and the last time. We are not afraid of a dictator somewhere else and that’s the reason that your are going to be able to watch “The Interview” this Christmas – The best day of year!


A billboard for the film ‘The Interview’ is displayed December 19, 2014 in Venice, California. Christopher Polk—Getty Images

For those who are really wanting to watching this film then take a look at this article form The Verge with the list of all the place showing this film.



  1. Wikipedia – Sony Pictures Entertainment hack
  2. BGR – Sony hackers just pranked the FBI
  3. FORTUNE – I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked.
  4. TIME – Sony Announces Limited Release of The Interview
  5. The Verge – North Korea’s internet is having serious problems