The FBI has concluded that the crippling computer hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment and subsequent leaking of embarrassing emails and proprietary information—which lead to The Interview being shelved—was ordered by the North Korean government.
NBC Nightly News posted excerpts of the FBI’s update on the investigation, which concludes that “technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in the attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed.”
According to the FBI, the Sony cyberattack also resembled a similar criminal hack of South Korean banks and media outlets that was committed by North Korea in March. In addition, the Guardians of Peace hackers that claimed credit for the attack used several Internet protocol addresses that are known to be associated with North Korean actors. READ FULL STORY