If the Sony hack was an act of terrorism then perhaps the media might like to explain what Dirty Politics was

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.” ¬†¬†

“The attacks also rendered thousands of SPE’s computers inoperable, forced SPE to take its entire computer network offline, and significantly disrupted the company’s business operations.”

While it has seen a rising number of cyber breaches, “the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart,” the FBI said.

“North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a US business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves,” the FBI said. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behaviour.”

In addition to the coding similarities, the FBI said it had found other evidence of North Korea’s involvement, including the discovery of several internet addresses “associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hard-coded into the data deletion malware used in this attack”.

Also, the FBI found that tools used in the Sony attack were similar to an attack launched last March against South Korean banks and media outlets carried out by North Korea.

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America, called the hack “a despicable, criminal act.”

“The FBI’s announcement that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures is confirmation of what we suspected to be the case: that cyber terrorists, bent on wreaking havoc, have violated a major company to steal personal information, company secrets and threaten the American public,” he said.

Isn’t it strange that this is now being reported as “a despicable¬†criminal act” and using the term “cyber terrorists” when my own case was speaking truth to power and investigative journalism?

I doubt the Police will get anywhere on my case, I will just have to continue to build my own case for release in the court of public opinion.

The media hypocrisy in dealing with the two cases is astonishing.

But this is what happens when you laud criminals like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Rawshark as heroes. unless action is taken, instead of feeding the prurient and insatiable appetite for what the media call “public interest” when it is actually only shareholder interest in increasing sales of their dying rags.

These cases give me the resolve to become known as the person who crippled then destroyed mainstream media in New Zealand. The time is coming, we will be FREED from the chains of the mainstream media soon.

 

– Fairfax

 

 

 


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  • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

    Go get em Cam!!

  • Cadwallader

    2014 has definitely been the year of unbridled hypocrisy in the NZ msm but what did it get them, and their leftie mates? Zero! Zilch! Nada! Hagar is overdue to be “Freed” or should that read fried?

  • JC

    If Rawshark is known to so many people why hasn’t he been raided and his computer(s) confiscated?

    JC

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      I’m guessing that if he got well paid then a “burner Laptop” wouldve been used. The dirty stuff wouldve been either done off sight or been hidden in an anonomiser site. Either way as soon as the job was done that laptop wouldve been toast.

      Well thats how I wouldve done it but then I am just an amateur and probably watch too much TV.

    • The question is “Since Rawshark is known to so many people why hasn’t be been raided, etc, etc”.

      And that is a very good question. Why is nobody outing him? Why is the media reluctant to be the first?

      We’re not going to because we don’t want to compromise the police’s hard work. But the fact nobody else is either is … interesting.

      • JC

        Funnily enough your reply popped up as I was reading an essay on the ethics of climate change. The author was attacking the 97% “consensus” on AGW by pointing out that to get a consensus amongst a huge number of scientists you would have to agree to just the lowest common denominator and more importantly appealing to the “noble cause” of fiddling the data in order to save Mankind.

        It might be like that with Rawshark.. the media and activists who are in the know are protecting him because he stuck it to the lowest common denomination (Whaleoil) and the consensus would be that regardless of the legality the noble cause was to change the Govt.

        JC

      • dgrogan

        Maybe the N Z Police’s Computer Forensics Team could do with some help from the FBI. They seem to be able to track down cyber terrorists pretty quickly.

  • papagaya

    “Meanwhile in the US we have the Sony hack where largely the media aren’t releasing emails or attacking stars for their coarse private communications.”
    I’m mystified by this statement. Material from the Sony hack has been front and centre in all of the American online news outlets I’ve been reading for days. It’s been one of the biggest, juiciest stories for years on the internet. One outlet will publish info, usually gawker, then the rest follow suit. A lot of email correspondence has been divulged.
    Stars haven’t been attacked for their “coarse private communications” because it hasn’t been stars making the coarse comments. So far, the nasty comments have been limited to a Hollywood producer called Scott Rudin, and to a lesser degree, Sony head Amy Pascal. And they have both been absolutely roasted by media commentators as a result.
    So whaleoil’s assertion does not line up with the facts.

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      The media are cannibals. They will feed on each other to gain points if they can otherwise they circle each other carefully looking for a weakness to pounce on.

    • SlightlyStrange

      I thought the same when I started reading, made it hard to continue, when I know I’ve read dozens of articles on stuff lately that are from hacked information – often you don’t realise that’s what its about till you are in the article.

    • Really…so you think Nicky Hager released everything, or just the narrative that he wanted to?

      Same with these hackers, their releases are eerily similar, denigration, vilification based on private emails softens up the victims with howls of outrage.

      The mainstream media never release things first, they rely onGawker or similar to release first then they claim public interest and freedom of speech and then the witch hunts begin…

      Exactly what happened to me.

      Difference be tween and Sony is that I stood up to the bastards.

  • Souvlaki

    Larry Williams ripped the MSM a new “fundamental orifice “over their ethics on the First Word segment of last nights show….it was excellent to listen to :-)

    • Not Clinically Insane

      Is there a link?

  • BlitzkriegNZ

    Soon isn’t soon enough! As long as freed covers sports well (with NO stories about which all black is banging which hockey player!) you’ll easily gain a good chunk of the news reading population as loyal followers and sink the value of the enemies stock price.

  • It is interesting that the tiger pit of US media is not publishing these hacks when here in NZ they raced each other to do so in “Dirty Politics”.

  • Michelle

    You could imagine the screams if they got hacked l mean the noise from Vance over that trivial event
    Would love to see her emails then you would see dirt but the screams from her and the MSM they would all be running for cover if they had their personal details exposed

  • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

    China, Russia, Iran, or NK hack into defense dept. and defense contractors’ internal data and Obama says nothing.
    NK hacks into a Hollywood entertainment giant (read: another of Obama’s financiers) and he screams blue murder – but still has no clue of what to do about it.

    • MAWG

      To be fair, Obama probably did scream blue murder if cyber attacks were carried out as you claim, but in these situations, you don’t do so publicly. As the Sony hack is public knowledge, and the fallout so chilling in that we are appeasing a murderous despot, something needed to be said.

      As it stands, the illegal taking of private information for political gain is wrong, be it done by Kim Jong Un, Richard Nixon or Nicky Hager.

  • Kevin

    *Waits for the CTers and Lefties to claim it’s a false flag for an attack on North Korea*

  • steve and monique

    Not soon enough for me and many others Cam i’m sure

  • The Other Enoch

    I’m sitting here ratting impatiently in my shackles. Can’t wait to be Freed.

  • kloyd0306

    If the MSM describe the NK cyper attack as terrorism, will they also acknowledge that George W Bush described NK as part of the axis of evil in 2002?

    Credit to W? I won’t hold my breath.

  • 1951

    From someone who is still grappling with understanding how an email arrives on screen, how does a country so backward that it is still unable to feed its people yet have such advanced knowledge in things IT?

    • papagaya

      Ok so do you know how to use google? Because if so, you should be able to find a story today on North Korea that states its government has at least 1000 people dedicated to hacking.

      • 1951

        Wow, that’s really going to fill empty stomachs in the on-set of winter then. I really think the word ‘coersive’ in this article may very well be the one to hone in on though.

  • SNAFU

    If people actually believe that NK had anything to do with this I have a bridge to sell them. If NK did it they would be bragging about it, their not. they deny it and so does they GOP who actually did the hack. obola is just been a blow hard.

  • John Kerr

    NK did the US has 0 proof but like most things they just guess like the wedding party the blew up in Pakistan with drone they miss took for a whale oil blogger

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