December 17, 2014 7:30 pm -

American intelligence reveals that the North Korean government was directly involved in hacking Sony’s computers.

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Senior administration officials, who would not speak on the record about the intelligence findings, said the White Hous[su_center_ad]e was still debating whether to publicly accuse North Korea of what amounts to a cyberterrorism campaign. Sony’s decision to cancel release of “The Interview” amounted to a capitulation to the threats sent out by hackers this week that they would launch attacks, perhaps on theaters themselves, if the movie was released.

North Korea Denies Role in Sony Pictures HackingDEC. 7, 2014
Officials said it was not clear how the White House would decide to respond to NorthKorea. Some within the Obama administration argue that the government of Mr. Kim must be directly confronted, but that raises the question of what consequences the administration would threaten — or how much of its evidence it could make public without revealing details of how the United States was able to penetrate North Korean computer networks to trace the source of the hacking.

Others argue that a direct confrontation with the North over the threats to Sony and moviegoers might result in escalation, and give North Korea the kind of confrontation it often covets. Japan, for which Sony is an iconic corporate name, has argued that a public accusation could interfere with delicate diplomatic negotiations underway for the return of Japanese nationals kidnapped years ago…

It is not clear how the United States came to its determination that the North Korean regime played a central role in the Sony attacks. North Korea has been a notoriously hard target for computer penetration. But four years ago the National Security Agency launched a major effort to penetrate the country’s computer operations, including its elite cyberteam, and to establish “implants” in the country’s networks that, like a radar system, would monitor the development of malware transmitted from the country.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to North Korea Behind Sony Attack

  1. arc99 December 17th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Hey ANONYMOUS, we have a job for you,

    • whatthe46 December 17th, 2014 at 8:52 pm


    • edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      You don’t call them……..they contact you, if you’re unlucky that is.

  2. edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve already heard rumors it may be released on Netflix, wonder if lil kim will try to hack that?

  3. Guest December 17th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Why should real mericans be worried about someone shooting up a movie theater, after all we have laws here against that……james holmes

    • edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Sorry about this picture didn’t realize it would show up this big, tried to delete it but couldn’t find a way to do it.

  4. edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    North Korea shouldn’t make threats against movie theaters, only mericans can shoot them up….james holmes….curtis reeves….smdh

  5. Suzanne McFly December 17th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    More people want to see this movie now, Sony will probably make more money on this movie when it finally is released.

    • edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Serious question do you find Seth Rogen funny, I put him on a level with Adam Sandler.

      • Suzanne McFly December 18th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

        You will not like my answer, and I love Adam Sandler. I love stupid comedies. I grew up watching Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy so my taste is skewed.

  6. GreatLakeSailor December 17th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Wired has posted the “evidence” is flimsy. Unless the US presents some more compelling information, I’d apply some healthy skepticism to the gov’t claim…the US gov’t doesn’t exactly have a stellar record.
    Hmm, the link just went dead. That’s curious.

    • tracey marie December 17th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      the link is not dead

      • GreatLakeSailor December 17th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        works for me again too. Maybe they were updating it?

        • tracey marie December 17th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

          glichy sites

  7. tiredoftea December 17th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This is the greatest guerrilla marketing campaign, EVER!!!

  8. fahvel December 18th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I think they did it because their leader was offended. really very simple especially since N.K. has done nothing against the usa.