So It Wasn’t North Korea and it WAS Former Sony Employees!?

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Ain’t that something!?

FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator — another example of the continuing whodunit blame game around the devastating attack.

Even the unprecedented decision to release details of an ongoing FBI investigation and President Barack Obama publicly blaming the hermit authoritarian regime hasn’t quieted a chorus of well-qualified skeptics who say the evidence just doesn’t add up.

There will be more and better reporting on this tomorrow, so I’ll deal more with it then.

Lizard squad was an early pic by many security experts in this “incident”, and maybe the powers that be will have more info a bit later. They are giving interviews, which usually does not work out well for the hackers. Well, they were, but now they have gone dark as of about 12:00 PST Dec. 29, 2014.

Maybe they realized their mistake.

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  • Just a thought
    • Drunk_by_Noon

      https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/?p=62978
      You got to keep up around here.

      • Just a thought

        I do. That post (I saw it at the time) was made 2 days AFTER the one I referenced above. 🙂

      • Just a thought

        P.S. – My comment at the time….
        https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2014/12/22/why-the-sony-hack-is-unlikely-to-be-the-work-of-north-korea/#comment-1755732131
        (I was going out on a limb, but it wasn’t implausible I think)

      • Frau Katze

        GotNews kept insisting it wasn’t the Norks, but I didn’t even bother reading his links. I assumed he was on the wrong track.

        So much for trusting the FBI.

      • Frau Katze

        It would be a lot easier for an insider to pull off something like this.

        • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

          Yes, that’s the problem. The biggest casualty here isn’t Hollywood’s secrets but the vast, oblivious incompetence of the US administration. As long as the EBT cards cash, expect no change. – Denyse O’Leary

          • Frau Katze

            Nope, unfortunately.

  • Hard Little Machine

    More likely it’s a combination of former staffers gaining some knowledge, not knowing what to do with it and then somehow contacting someone who contacted someone who could find DPRK hands and feet to finish the job. Just because you have a password/ID to sell doesn’t mean that you can exploit it very well.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Obama with egg on his face again.

    • BillyHW

      I think the White House butler did it!

  • johnbrooks3

    I did find it hard to believe it was NORK’s as they don’t have a strong Internet infrastructure and would be easy to trace origin of the codes from the limited portals.

    However, I do know ‘personally’ there are NORK agents in Canada and US searching down expats and such and harassing them, almost mafia type. Interesting that never gets reported.

  • If it’s not a South Korean bank, North Korean hackers don’t care.

    #Sonyfail