Monday, December 29, 2014

Hack on Sony: FBI Still Blames North Korea Despite Experts’ Evidence

(New American) The FBI is standing by claims that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment late last month — the largest in U.S. history —that crippled computer systems and allowed hackers to leak more than 100 terabytes of sensitive company data.

The FBI and Sony Pictures Entertainment say the attack and subsequent leaks were motivated by the film The Interview, which depicts a successful assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But many computer security experts contend that North Korea is not involved. As The New American has reported, these experts claim that a hacktivist group that goes by the names "God'sApstls" and "Guardians of Peace" was responsible, and that financial extortion —and not The Interview — was the motive.

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