The media jumped right into Dirty Politics, they revelled in it, they hunted down and still hunt down people to cause them to lose their jobs. They are as complicit as the hacker was in a crime, yet they still act like they have done nothing wrong.
Meanwhile in the US we have the Sony hack where largely the media aren’t reproducing emails or attacking stars for their coarse private communications.
It is perverse.
We now also have the announcement from the FBI that the criminals behind the Sony hack are from North Korea. Worse still they have stated that North Korea’s government is actually behind the hack.
The FBI has confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.
“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other US 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 it had “determined that the intrusion into SPE’s network consisted of the deployment of destructive malware and the theft of proprietary information as well as employees’ personally identifiable information and confidential communications.” Read more »