A Reddit user who claimed to previously have worked for Sony Pictures posted the image which allegedly popped up on \u201cevery computer all over Sony Pictures nationwide\u201d on Monday. The message over a bizarre red skeleton stated, \u201cHacked By #GOP,\u201d which is not the political acronym for \u201cGrand Old Party,\u201d but instead stands for \u201cGuardians of Peace.\u201d The image contained a warning followed by links to data dumps that are either no longer live or the site has been overloaded by traffic.Warning: We've already warned you, and this is just a beginning. We continue till our request be met. We've obtained all your internal data, including your secrets and top secrets. If you don't obey us, we'll release data shown below to the world. Determine what will you do till November the 24th, 11:00 PM (GMT).While some curious Redditors jumped on the data dump to see what \u201csecrets\u201d it contained, an unnamed source \u00a0from Sony\u00a0told Deadline, \u201cWe are down, completely paralyzed.\u201d\u201cUsers have overloaded servers hosting the alleged 200MB-plus breach caches grinding many to a crawl,\u201d The Register added. \u201cUsers have searched the alleged Sony data caches dumped online and reportedly found private PuTTY keys, passwords for Oracle and SQL databases, source code and production schedules and hardware inventory lists.\u201dThe first official statement by Sony Pictures was that the company was investigating \u201can IT matter.\u201d Sony Pictures Entertainment spokesperson Jean Guerin told the Hollywood Reporter, "Sony Pictures Entertainment experienced a system disruption, which we are working diligently to resolve,\u201d but \u201cdozens\u201d of Sony Twitter accounts were clearly hijacked. Business 2 Community captured the screen grab below from the Twitter stream of @SoulSurferMovie before it was deleted. It was also tweeted and deleted by @StompTheYardDVD and by @StarTroopMovie.A source within Sony anonymously confirmed to TNW \u201cthat the hack and image that have appeared on computers inside Sony Pictures is real. They said that \u2018a single server was compromised and the attack was spread from there\u2019.\u201d The source added, \u201cWe\u2019re all going to work from home. Can\u2019t even get on the internet.\u201dBloomberg suggested the hack could be "a blackmail attempt, according to a person with knowledge of the matter." The hackers later told The Verge the group wants \u201cequality.\u201d That was interpreted as \u201cthe attack was assisted or carried out by Sony employees.\u201d An email allegedly from GOP member \u201clena\u201d claimed, \u201cSony doesn't lock their doors, physically, so we worked with other staff with similar interests to get in.\u201dMeanwhile, Sony Pictures is still suffering on day two and computers are still down, reported Deadline. The company has yet to officially say it was breached. Comments about the data leaked seem to indicate it's real, but maybe not.Last week, a group dubbed \u201cDerpTrolling\u201d claimed to have hacked Sony\u2019s PlayStation Network,\u00a0leaking 2,131 PSN logins, as well as Microsoft\u2019s Xbox Live, after which it leaked1,473 Windows Live accounts. Both Microsoft and Sony said that\u2019s a lie. The same group previously took credit for knocking World of Warcraft servers offline with a DDoS attack.