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    NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts | Daily Mail Online

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    - The FBI last week announced that they had discovered conclusive evidence proving the North Korean government was behind the Sony hack
    - President Obama then attacked the country for their behavior during a news conference, and informed them that the United States would retaliate
    - Now, the findings of the FBI are being called into question by many of the cybersecurity industry's leading experts
    - What's more, after an independent investigation, Norse has determined that they believe a woman named 'Lena' is responsible for the hack
    - Almost every expert stated that they believe the hack had to have been an inside job
    If it was an inside job then it definitely would've been in the best interest of the FBI to blame it on a foreign enemy. If it was an inside job, what could this mean for internal security in the United States?

    I also find the Russia connection rather interesting.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Really, especially when one considers that NK only has one CAT5 internet cable into the regime.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    So we should just forget the threats NK made to the US for the movie now? That poor dictator and sweet regime has suffered a terrible injustice?

    I don't think so.

    Let kim stomp up and down and scream for justice. He can kiss my ass.

    And just because the so called experts have doubts doesn't mean they know for sure. It was still a North Korean code that was used.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts | Daily Mail Online



    If it was an inside job then it definitely would've been in the best interest of the FBI to blame it on a foreign enemy. If it was an inside job, what could this mean for internal security in the United States?

    I also find the Russia connection rather interesting.
    Several points:

    1. The private security experts did not necessarily have access to all of the information that the FBI and U.S. Intelligence sources had, (cyberspace and non-cyberspace e.g., possible intercepted communications).
    2. The FBI only revealed a small portion of the information that was reviewed by the U.S., with sensitive information that could compromise sources and methods of collection not released.
    3. The information that was not released may well have provided evidence that made it highly likely that North Korea did, in fact, organize the attack.
    4. North Korea has engaged in provocations and other acts of aggression on a repeated basis. It defies logic that North Korea would treat cyberspace as if it were some neutral ground.

    IMO, the U.S. acted appropriately in addressing this case. In doing so, it made an initial down payment on creating deterrence in cyberspace.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Here was some more info about The Sony Hack.....Would it surprise any if the FBI under BO somehow got it wrong about N. Korea?



    This is Lizard Squad, the nebulous hacker group now tied to the Sony hack......

    Best known among gamers, Lizard Squad is both despised and revered for their seemingly random assaults on the video game world. They've claimed attacks on Call of Duty, Xbox, Sony Playstation, and now are being linked to the Sony Pictures hack.

    And now, at least one security firm is tying Lizard Squad to the Sony hack. Earlier this week, Los Angeles cybersecurity firm IntelCrawler told Bloomberg that both Lizard Squad and Guardians of Peace, the unknown group that has taken credit for Sony, share the same hacking timelines and slang.

    The nebulous group was able to take these servers down through a DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attack in which it directed Internet traffic to overwhelm its targets' servers. Less than a week later, Lizard Squad made headlines when it tweeted a fake bomb threat to American Airlines and successfully grounded the plane. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was on the flight.....snip~

    This is Lizard Squad, the nebulous hacker group now tied to the Sony hack - CSMonitor.com

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    My question is, what's the motive? Boredom?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Here was some more info about The Sony Hack.....Would it surprise any if the FBI under BO somehow got it wrong about N. Korea?



    This is Lizard Squad, the nebulous hacker group now tied to the Sony hack......

    Best known among gamers, Lizard Squad is both despised and revered for their seemingly random assaults on the video game world. They've claimed attacks on Call of Duty, Xbox, Sony Playstation, and now are being linked to the Sony Pictures hack.

    And now, at least one security firm is tying Lizard Squad to the Sony hack. Earlier this week, Los Angeles cybersecurity firm IntelCrawler told Bloomberg that both Lizard Squad and Guardians of Peace, the unknown group that has taken credit for Sony, share the same hacking timelines and slang.

    The nebulous group was able to take these servers down through a DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attack in which it directed Internet traffic to overwhelm its targets' servers. Less than a week later, Lizard Squad made headlines when it tweeted a fake bomb threat to American Airlines and successfully grounded the plane. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was on the flight.....snip~

    This is Lizard Squad, the nebulous hacker group now tied to the Sony hack - CSMonitor.com
    Yeah no surprise you once again see an opportunity to attack the president.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    My question is, what's the motive? Boredom?
    Heya Kevin they have some grudge against Sony. That bit about them grounding a flight with Sony's CEO was quite interesting. One would think the FBI would have been up on that.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Several points:

    1. The private security experts did not necessarily have access to all of the information that the FBI and U.S. Intelligence sources had, (cyberspace and non-cyberspace e.g., possible intercepted communications).
    2. The FBI only revealed a small portion of the information that was reviewed by the U.S., with sensitive information that could compromise sources and methods of collection not released.
    3. The information that was not released may well have provided evidence that made it highly likely that North Korea did, in fact, organize the attack.
    4. North Korea has engaged in provocations and other acts of aggression on a repeated basis. It defies logic that North Korea would treat cyberspace as if it were some neutral ground.

    IMO, the U.S. acted appropriately in addressing this case. In doing so, it made an initial down payment on creating deterrence in cyberspace.
    Non-government experts might not have access to all the info, but they definitely have the expertise to make such statements. And if it was an insider, why would the government admit it?

    Kim Jong-un himself said that his people did not organize the attacks. Yeah, not exactly a trustworthy source, but it lines up with the statements the experts have given. NK doesn't exactly have to lie about it given its protection from China.

    Basically we only have the U.S. government's say-so that this was a NK attack, when it doesn't have the best credibility these days.

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    Re: NK did not hack sony, according to security experts

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Yeah no surprise you once again see an opportunity to attack the president.
    Well.....Harry Reid didn't give the speech on it, blaming N Korea.

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