The Hackers Who Hit Sony Also Threatened CNN

Posted by HardOCP News 10:40 AM (CST)

Wednesday December 31, 2014

Why would you hack a news outlet? Could you imagine how boring a CNN hack would have been?

The Intercept has obtained an FBI alert noting that the group implied threats against a "news media organization" on December 20th. While the bulletin doesn't name the company, The Desk's Matthew Keys has copies of the Pastebin-based messages (since removed) showing that CNN was the target. The GOP sarcastically complimented CNN on its "investigation" of the hacking group and linked a video calling the TV network an idiot, but didn't warn of any specific consequences.