Sveral U.S. law enforcement agencies are investigating whether North Korea is behind the recent hacking of Sony Pictures' online networks and the illegal dissemination of at least five of the company's films, a senior U.S. official confirmed to NBC News.There has been speculation that the cyberattack could be linked to an upcoming Sony Pictures film called "The Interview," a comedy that features a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is scheduled for release December 25. A North Korean official blasted the film as a symbol of the "desperation" of American society in an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph.
Classified briefings to several U.S. agencies name North Korea among possible suspected perpetrators.
Attackers using the name Guardians of Peace, or G.O.P., have claimed responsibility for the hack of Sony Pictures' internal network. The attack began November 24, when employees' computers were reportedly plastered with messages bearing the phrase "Hacked by #GOP."
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Sony hack: North Korea's bizarre response - was it them?
So was it them? No one really knows now, but its kinda of suspicious that it resembles cyber attacks on the ROK, and that its coming right before the release of a new movie basically making fun of Kim Jong-Un. None the less is pretty interesting.