The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week’s planned release of its controversial comedy “The Interview.”
U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang regime could come as soon as Thursday.
Because of the North Korean regime’s tight control of the Internet in the reclusive country, U.S. officials believe the hack was ordered directly by the country’s leadership.
North Korea experts say the country has spent its scarce resources on building up a unit called “Bureau 121” to carry out cyber attacks.
Consider that a foreign nation managed to hack a company, threaten people, keep a movie from being released, and cost the American economy millions and millions of dollars while also exposing tens of thousands of people to identity theft and worse. This is what cyber war looks like and we aren’t doing so well at it.