FBI Confirms North Korea Behind Sony Hacking
The FBI has formally stated that North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony.
“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” a FBI statement said.
“While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.”
“We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there,” the FBI said in the brief statement.
“Further, North Korea’s attack on SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment) reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States.”
The FBI said that while it has seen a rising number of cyber breaches, “the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart.”[su_csky_ad]