Sony Pictures Hackers Made Threats Against CNN: Reports

December 31, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The group of hackers who claimed responsibility for the Sony hack apparently threatened CNN, according to a FBI bulletin.

The Intercept posted the bulletin, saying the Guardians of Peace–the hacker group who claimed responsibility for the security breach against Sony Pictures–might go after “other such organizations in the near future.”

Sony was referred to as only “USPER1” and the news entity was referred as “USPER2” in the bulletin, which was dated Dec. 24.

The bulletin added, “The [Guardians of Peace] GOP posted Pastebin messages that specifically taunted the FBI and USPER2 for the ‘quality’ of their investigations and implied an additional threat. No specific consequence was mentioned in the posting,” per the Intercept.

The taunting was recorded in a series of Pastebin messages that were posted Dec. 20. The specific news outlet was not named in the Intercept report.

However, an archived PasteBin post obtained by journalist Matthew Keys, which shows the CNN threat.

It reads:

The result of investigation by CNN is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes.
We congratulate you success.
CNN is the BEST in the world.

You will find the gift for CNN at the following address.

P.S. You have 24 hours to give us the Wolf.

The message is quite similar to the one that was posted by Guardians of Peace when addressing the FBI.

It’s worth noting that the messages were posted more than a week ago but nothing has happened since then.

The FBI and Homeland Security said in the bulletin the threats could be “exaggerated.”

The FBI bulletin in question.
The FBI bulletin in question.