Top executives at Sony Pictures received an email extorting money three days before the company’s computer network was taken offline in a major hack.
The email message was among thousands released on Monday when the email boxes of two top Sony executives were leaked online. It was the latest release of potentially embarrassing corporate information following a major hack on the company’s computer networks two weeks ago.
“We’ve got great damage by Sony Pictures,” the message began. “The compensation for it, monetary compensation we want.”
“Pay the damage, or Sony Pictures will be bombarded as a whole. You know us very well. We never wait long. You’d better behave wisely,” it reads.