Hackers, moviegoers react to Sony's decision to cancel the release of the movie ''The Interview''. Julie Noce reports.
Sony Picture's decision to cancel the release of the North Korean comedy "The Interview" is drawing anger from hackers and moviegoers alike. The film - a comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un- was canceled after hackers threatened a 9/11 type attack on theaters showing the movie. In New York, people cautioned against over sensitivity. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMETRIUS FRAZIER, MANAGER GOLF CHANNEL, SAYING: "...so you put out your money to production and things like that. I mean, I think they should have went forward with it. People should not get too sensitive. It's entertainment." (SOUNDBITE) (English) HAROLD BOOKER, CONSULTANT, SAYING: "I don't think North Korea has that much control over Hollywood. I think just that right now people really don't want controversy. It's not good for business so they pulled it. " While the White House has indicated it may soon announced North Korea's role in the hacking, security experts question whether the rogue nation is even capable of such a major security breech. Kevin Mitnick, a convicted computer hacker turned security consultant told Reuters North Korea might not even be involved. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KEVIN MITNICK, COMPUTER HACKER AND CEO OF MITNICKSECURITY.COM, SAYING: "There's two reasons why people suspect an insider in the Sony case. One is the amount of data that was stolen from the company was a hundred tera-bytes. That's like taking the entire Library of Congress, multiplying it by ten, and transferring that data. So the bad guys here had to have a lot of time to move that data outside of Sony." The $44 million movie was planned for release in theatres on December 25th but at this point, Sony has scrapped all plans for future releases.