FBI maintains that North Korea hacked Sony as detractors mount
Did North Korea’s authorities hack Sony Footage? Although america authorities and FBI say sure, a rising refrain of detractors is pushing again on that declare. And the FBI is seemingly listening: one agency, Norse, met with the FBI this previous Monday to current its personal declare that a group of six individuals have been accountable. Furthermore, at the very least a type of six is claimed to be an ex-Sony worker, stories Politico.
Norse says its been wanting into the assault on Sony Footage since earlier than Thanksgiving, and it introduced the outcomes of that analysis to the FBI yesterday. For its half, the FBI is sticking to its story — at the very least for now. “The FBI has concluded the Authorities of North Korea is answerable for the theft and destruction of knowledge on the community of Sony Footage Leisure. Attribution to North Korea is predicated on intelligence from the FBI, the U.S. intelligence group, DHS [Department of Homeland Security], overseas companions and the personal sector,” an FBI assertion offered to media reads.
Norse senior VP Kurt Stammberger says that his firm traced no less than a part of the assault to a single former worker, referred to as “Lena”, who apparently had direct information of the community infrastructure at Sony Footage. The video above, from CBS Night Information with Scott Pelley, goes into extra element concerning the alleged former worker.
In a associated report, Reuters spoke with an unidentified US official who’s near the federal government’s investigation of the Sony Footage assault. The supply stated the US authorities now believes that North Korea “probably” labored with outdoors events to launch the assault. It isn’t clear if the supply is referencing an outdoor authorities or different celebration, simply that the act might have been “contracted” out.
Taia International, one other safety agency, analyzed 20 messages inner to the alleged hacking group (the “Guardians of Peace”) liable for the assault on Sony Footage. The agency decided, via “Native Language identification and L1 Interference evaluation,” that the first language of the hackers was possible Russian. This is Taia International’s assertion:
“We examined for Korean, Mandarin Chinese language, Russian, and German utilizing an evaluation of L1 interference. Our preliminary outcomes present that Sony’s attackers have been most probably Russian, probably however unlikely Korean and undoubtedly not Mandarin Chinese language or German.”
So, who hacked Sony Footage?