December 30, 2014 Leave a comment
- Although some forensics details point to North Korean government involvement in the Sony hack, it’s impossible to tell whether it was the government or another group mimicking the North Korean government.
- The fallout from the hack suggests the start of a new era of cyber skirmishes between governments and groups, and private enterprises could become collateral damage in the escalating battles.
Following the ongoing story of the Sony hack has all the twists and turns of a good who-done-it novel. First, the FBI concluded that the North Korean government was responsible for it. More recently, bulletin board rumors, along with cybersecurity company Norse conducting its own research, concluded that it was not the work of North Korean hackers who infiltrated the Sony network, but rather a former Sony security employee who gave security credentials for Sony’s systems to the Guardians of Peace group that claimed responsibility for the hack. Read more of this post