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2105, 17 Dec 14

North Korea Behind Sony Hacks

As everyone suspected.

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┬áso well at it.

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2105, 17 December 2014

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    How can we let a backwards, hick, socialist nation do this to anybody in the U.S.

    Maybe we should hire the Chinese to hack into their powere grid and shut it down…since the head of NSA feels China can hack into our power grid and shut it down.

    My theory is: the Obama administration does nothing about it in hopes the socialist North Korean model of government wins.

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