FBI formally blame North Korea for the Sony hack
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With the devastating attack that Sony Pictures had faced earlier last month, brings Sony under the knee in front of hackers group, who called themselves Guardian of Piece (GOP). The recent updates says that Sony have pull out the release of "The Interview" in response to the pressure of hacker group.
"It's very wise that you have made the decision to cancel the release of The Interview. It will be very useful for you," CNN reports the message as reading. The email concludes, "We will ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."
On the other hand, FBI posted a statement in response to the Sony hack incident stats that FBI has a enough information to conclude that North Korean government is responsible for these actions. It notes that while it can’t share all the information it has, there are at least three important clues it used to determine culpability.
- The malware used in the attack links to other tools the FBI had previously known North Korean hackers to develop. Specific lines of codes and compromised networks were cited.
- There were several IP addresses associated with North Korean infrastructure discovered through the data deletion malware used in the attack.
- The tools used here were similar to a North Korean attack in March of 2013 against South Korean banks and media.
You can read the Full statement made by FBI.
Still FBI hasn't reveals the detail information of its all sources. The Bureau notes it is “deeply concerned” about this attack’s effect on the private sector and ordinary citizens, saying the pervasiveness of the Sony hack “sets it apart.”
As authority is continues their investigation with the Mandiant team. Hope FBI will get back attacker behind the hack and impose costs and consequences on individuals, groups, or nation states who use cyber means to threaten the United States