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Sony hackers threaten cyber attack on US news organization

The group of hackers that breached Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened to attack a US news organisation.

tech Updated: Jan 02, 2015 11:20 IST

The group of hackers that breached Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened to attack a US news organisation.

New York Post reports Guardians of Peace, the cyber-terrorists behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment intrusion, has warned that their wake of destruction "may extend to other such organizations in the near future," according to an FBI and Department of Homeland Security Joint Intelligence Bulletin that was obtained by The Intercept.

It is reported that the media organisation that the group has threatened to attack is CNN.

Executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Trevor Timm said "while it's hard to tell how legitimate the threat is, if a news organization is attacked in the same manner Sony was, it could put countless sensitive sources in danger of being exposed-or worse."

Timm added that the FBI bulletin is just the latest example that digital security is now a critical press freedom issue, and why news organizations need to make ubiquitous encryption a high priority.