Do you think we'll ever find out what Sony is hiding?

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  1. gwartney

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    Those terrorists have to have something from Sony that is damaging beyond imagination. For Sony to shelve a movie with the potential to reap them triple digit millions of profit, it has to be a company killer.

    I know they are citing potential liability as the reason but I'm not buying. The profit potential is huge.
     
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    I'm intrigued. I know more things will leak. The e-mails have been entertaining.
     
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    This is the fake story, Mike.
     
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    Overseas sales. Rogan does well in the Swaziland market.
     
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    Oh, well when you put it that way.

    :wtf:
     
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    Yeah, both theaters, sold out for days.
     
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    I thought N. Korea was a comical dark spot on the international stage that can't even feed it's own people or keep the lights on at night... now they're "terrorists"

    This country needs an enema
     
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    Such a threat that the President goes to spend the holidays at the American target closest to N. Korea.... makes sense
     
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    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/4-alternate-theories-on-who-hacked-sony.html

    What If North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony?: 4 Alternate Theories
    By Margaret Hartmann Follow @marghartmann
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    Share65Tweet110Share0Share0Emailrepeatedly denied any connection to it (after all, it's a country that's fond of threatening to turn enemy nations into a "sea of flames").

    "There's no evidence pointing to North Korea, not even the barest of hints," Robert Graham, CEO of Errata Security, told Tom's Guide. "Some bit of code was compiled in Korea — but that's South Korean (which is banned in North Korea). Sure, they used threats to cancel The Interview — but after the FBI said they might."

    Naturally, in some corners of the internet, people are speculating about the U.S. government conspiring to frame North Korea, or Sony staging the hack to boost interest in the eventual release of The Interview. However, there are also many doubts among those who don't usually subscribe to conspiracy theories. Here are the most popular theories about who was behind the Sony hack:

    IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED SONY INSIDER, OUT FOR REVENGE

    Marc W. Rogers, a "whitehat" hacker and security researcher at the online-traffic-optimizer CloudFlare, wrote on his personal blog that he's betting on "a disgruntled (possibly ex) employee of Sony." He notes that there were multiple ways hackers could have made money from stealing Sony's information, and a nation-state could have used its access to Sony to gain more information about the film industry. Instead, Guardians of Peace chose to dump the information in a manner that's extremely embarrassing to Sony.

    He says there's also a clue in how the hackers gained access to Sony's systems:

    It’s clear from the hard-coded paths and passwords in the malware that whoever wrote it had extensive knowledge of Sony’s internal architecture and access to key passwords. While it’s plausible that an attacker could have built up this knowledge over time and then used it to make the malware, Occam’s razor suggests the simpler explanation of an insider. It also fits with the pure revenge tact that this started out as.

    This theory is supported by what people claiming to be affiliated with the Sony hackers told the Verge last month. "Sony doesn't lock their doors, physically, so we worked with other staff with similar interests to get in," a hacker going by the name "lena" said via email. "Im sorry I can't say more, safety for our team is important [sic]." The group called Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton a "criminal" on Twitter, and another hacker said, "We Want equality [sic]. Sony doesn't. It's an upward battle."

    A more mainstream variation on this theory is that North Korea was behind the attack, but they had help from someone affiliated with Sony. TMZ reported that multiple Sony sources said they believe this is what happened, with some suggesting "a possible link between the hackers and Sony layoffs, which included a large number of IT employees." The New York Times report that revealed the government had concluded North Korea was "centrally involved" also noted that investigators are considering the possibility that it was partially an inside job:

    At Sony, investigators are looking into the possibility that the attackers had inside help. Embedded in the malicious code were the names of Sony servers and administrative credentials that allowed the malware to spread across Sony’s network.

    "It’s clear that they already had access to Sony’s network before the attack," said Jaime Blasco, a researcher at AlienVault, a cybersecurity consulting firm.
     
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    I heard the movie sucked anyway.
     
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    Those terrorists should spend their time doing good instead of evil. Like ferreting out more nude photos of celebrities.
     
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