US Blames North Korea for Hacking Sony Pictures

Still Offers No Evidence to Support Allegation

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.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.