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Hackers send Sony employees threatening new email

Hackers threatened Sony Pictures Entertainment employees in a new email obtained by Variety on Friday.

"Removing Sony Pictures on earth is a very tiny work for our group which is a worldwide organization," the email reads in part. "It's your false (sic) if you think this crisis will be over after some time…Sony Pictures is responsible for whatever the result is."

The email's writer claims to be the leader of GOP, or "Guardians of Peace," the group taking credit for the attack. The writer goes on to urge employees to sign their names at an email address in a show of denouncing Sony, or "not only you but your family will be in danger." The studio said it is working with law enforcement in the wake of the most recent attack; hackers first hit Sony on Nov. 24, releasing online the personal information of thousands of employees, along with salary listings for executives, and at least five of the studio's films.

The studio was allegedly investigating whether North Korea was behind the attack because of the imminent release of Sony's new movie, The Interview, in which Seth Rogen and James Franco are sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un. But a North Korean diplomat denied any involvement by his country, saying that North Korea follows international rules banning hacking.