The Obama Administration today has formally blamed North Korea for hacking Sony Pictures, saying they either did it, or they supported whoever did do it.
There was precious little evidence to support the allegation in the first place, and the US has offered nothing new in its sudden claim of certitude. Sony Pictures seems similarly in the dark, saying only that the blame for North Korea “sounds right” to them.
North Korea, however, denied the hacking attack, and that’s a huge red flag, as North Korea generally speaking brags about anything and everything it manages to successfully do.
At any rate, the group that did carry out the hack, and followed it up with a threat to “9/11” movie theaters nationwide has managed to get the North Korea-themed movie The Interview canned outright.
Bizarrely the push is for the US to retaliate against North Korea for the hack, even though there is little evidence of North Korean responsibility, and, perhaps more importantly, even though Sony isn’t even an American company in the first place.
4 thoughts on “US Blames North Korea for Hacking Sony Pictures”
It really doesn't matter much to the USG who did it because the they are going to "fix the data" to support the accusation just as they did when they wanted to invade Iraq. What I want to know is where was Vicky Nuland and who was she on the phone with? Knowing that would be a constructive kind of hack.
My bet it was such a rubbish expensive movie nobody would come out out of it well so they staged a "hack'.
Beware of USG allegations blaming other governments without providing proof. We've had two rushed allegations within the past 18 months that have turned out to be wrong and that would have been catastrophic had the USG acted. Please – no droning!
On the other hand, I just watched Obama's year-end press conference. IMO, he certainly knocked it out of the park when he said that Sony Pictures should not have backed down to cyber threats by deep-sixing it's latest (probably stupid and lame) comedy. When "The Interview" is finally released (and it will be) it's gonna make a fortune. For those conspiracy theorists out there, it sounds like a collusion between Sony and North Korea to make a boatload of greenbacks.
What seems the most absurd about this incident is our mainstream media's characterization of it as a "devastating attack" on Sony and on our US Government — an "attack" which simply released to the public numerous private emails of Sony officers and employees, making derogatory remarks about various people and supposedly revealing "confidential business information" of Sony. Yet ever since the Wikileaks and Snowden controversies, our US Government has been telling us that we internet users have no legally protectable expectation of privacy; and that no truly good, innocent person has anything to hide from public disclosure. Hypocrisy, thy name is "mainstream media" (and the US Government).
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