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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From the FBI's news release:

    As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions. While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on the following:
    ◾Technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in this attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed. For example, there were similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.
    ◾The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. government has previously linked directly to North Korea. For example, the FBI discovered that several Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hardcoded into the data deletion malware used in this attack.
    ◾Separately, the tools used in the SPE attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.


    FBI — Update on Sony Investigation




    Quite vague, and highly circumstantial. if such malware is in the wild, concrete proof would have to be greater than this. I have little doubt they are behind it given their threats. but this evidence alone is rather weak.


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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Quite vague, and highly circumstantial. if such malware is in the wild, concrete proof would have to be greater than this. I have little doubt they are behind it given their threats. but this evidence alone is rather weak.


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    Exactly, and it is a relatively simple of a process to spoof location data to appear as though you are anywhere in the world, if one were so inclined.

    Seriously, North Korea can barely keep the lights on, and all of a sudden they are the elite hackers of the world.

    I would believe China, or a disgruntled employee with inside knowledge of their systems, would be far more likely...

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Exactly, and it is a relatively simple of a process to spoof location data to appear as though you are anywhere in the world, if one were so inclined.

    Seriously, North Korea can barely keep the lights on, and all of a sudden they are the elite hackers of the world.

    I would believe China, or a disgruntled employee with inside knowledge of their systems, would be far more likely...
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Do not make the assumption that everything known has been made public.
    No, of course not... I'm just saying that location data can be spoofed, fabricated, so that someone appears to be anywhere they desire in the world.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Reuters Breaking News Headline:

    Breaking News: Sony Pictures authorizes Christmas Day release of film 'The Interview': Dallas cinema

    I'm happy to see that Sony is now making a u-turn from its disastrous decision to pull the film. As noted in earlier stories today, the narrative that all the theater chains had wanted the film pulled had no merit. Instead, the film chains had wanted a somewhat limited release to "test" the credibility of threats. In other words, there never was a reason for Sony to pull the film in entirety. With Sony's narrative in shambles, this move can perhaps begin the proverbial healing process. Still, it will take time to erase the consequences of capitulating to North Korea's maximum demands.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Reuters Breaking News Headline:

    Breaking News: Sony Pictures authorizes Christmas Day release of film 'The Interview': Dallas cinema

    I'm happy to see that Sony is now making a u-turn from its disastrous decision to pull the film. As noted in earlier stories today, the narrative that all the theater chains had wanted the film pulled had no merit. Instead, the film chains had wanted a somewhat limited release to "test" the credibility of threats. In other words, there never was a reason for Sony to pull the film in entirety. With Sony's narrative in shambles, this move can perhaps begin the proverbial healing process. Still, it will take time to erase the consequences of capitulating to North Korea's maximum demands.
    Yes, and more people will come to see it now than ever would have had Sony not been hacked.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Right, a country that can barely keep the lights on is responsible for an extremely sophisticated cyber attack that brought a multimillion dollar corporation to its knees...

    I smell bs (not on your part, the report)
    You underestimate the military department of NK. Even if the majority of civilians are starving and in severe lack of necessities, the military will be supported at all cost. Mind you, Kim's bro even studied in Europe. NK government may be a lunatic and control freak but it is not dumb enough to overlook the significance of self defense, the big part of which is the ability to carry a cyber attack. So your doubt that NK is impotent to hack Sony is unnecessary and dangerous if you were in charge of the FBI. Dont underestimate NK.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    You underestimate the military department of NK. Even if the majority of civilians are starving and in severe lack of necessities, the military will be supported at all cost. Mind you, Kim's bro even studied in Europe. NK government may be a lunatic and control freak but it is not dumb enough to overlook the significance of self defense, the big part of which is the ability to carry a cyber attack. So your doubt that NK is impotent to hack Sony is unnecessary and dangerous if you were in charge of the FBI. Dont underestimate NK.
    Ya, I'm sure they networked a bunch of commodore 64 machines.

    plus, now they are pointing out the obvious, the evidence points to a disgruntled former employee.

    http://rt.com/usa/217495-sony-hack-fbi-north-korea/

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12...ob-us-experts/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...sponsible.html

    So, ya, North Korea should not be dismissed militarily, especially to it's neighbour's. I would believe south Koreans could pull off such an attack, but north korea doesn't have the infrastructure to sustain this kind of attack.

    And again, location data can be spoofed relatively easily.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Ya, I'm sure they networked a bunch of commodore 64 machines.

    plus, now they are pointing out the obvious, the evidence points to a disgruntled former employee.

    http://rt.com/usa/217495-sony-hack-fbi-north-korea/

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12...ob-us-experts/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...sponsible.html

    So, ya, North Korea should not be dismissed militarily, especially to it's neighbour's. I would believe south Koreans could pull off such an attack, but north korea doesn't have the infrastructure to sustain this kind of attack.

    And again, location data can be spoofed relatively easily.
    If it is true, then NK and Kim got screwed big time. #Victim of 2014
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