Friday, January 02, 2015


The States strike back.

U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years

American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack. But the still-secret evidence likely won’t convince skeptics.

The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies for years have been tracking the hackers who they believe to be behind the cyber attack on Sony, according to current and former American officials. And during that long pursuit, U.S. agencies accumulated still-classified information that helps tie the hackers to the recent Sony intrusion.

The Obama administration announced a round of sanctions against North Korea Friday, and explicitly said the measures were in retaliation for the “destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.” ...

Of late, there have been stories saying things like "Oh, this deal wasn't really North Korea doing the hack, it was disgruntled employees.", and generally saying the guvmint had this baby wrong.

I've never bought the "angry employee" scenario because it just doesn't add up. I mean what kind of employee destroys whole data systems and threatens to blow up theaters showing a low-brow comedy because they got laid off?

Attila the Accountant?

No, Korea is the most likely suspect because it had motive, means, and made its opportunity. And the other stories don't make nearly as much sense.


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