Security experts who analyzed the leaked Sony emails say the hackers responsible are RUSSIAN

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    • Seattle-based cyber security firm analyzed 1,600 words attached to the leaked emails and postings of Guardians of the Peace
    • Determined the hackers native is most likely Russian
    • Study does not however rule out North Korea
    • Obama and the FBI have blamed the country for the attack
    • North Korea has blamed the US for shutting down its internet

    A new theory has surfaced that downplays North Korea's involvement in the Sony hacking scandal and suggests the people responsible are actually Russian, based on a linguistics study of the leaked emails.

    Security experts believe the origins of the now-infamous Guardians of the Peace are Russian after analyzing about 1,600 words attached to the Sony emails the hacking group leaked to a variety of media outlets.

    The words were investigated by Seattle-based cyber security firm Taia Global.

    'Our preliminary results show that Sony's attackers were most likely Russian, possibly but not likely Korean and definitely not Mandarin Chinese or German,' the company wrote in a Christmas Eve blog post, according to The New York Daily News.

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    The firm deducted that while the analysis did not clear North Korea of any involvement in the hack, it was unlikely.

    That is based on the phrasing and language used by the hackers, who communicated in English.

    The Taia Global study determined 15 out of 20 phrasings in the emails matched the Russian language.

    Nine matched Korean, and none were Mandarin or German.

    President Obama and the FBI have accused North Korea of being behind the hacking saga in response to the Sony film The Interview, which features a mock death of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un.

    The government have not released the sources that lead them to direct blame at North Korea.

    Jong-un has denied any involvement, and accused the United States of temporarily shutting off its internet this week.

    Earlier this week, Guardians of the Peace failed to deliver a much-hyped 'Christmas gift' they claimed would destroy Sony.

    'We are preparing for you a Christmas gift,' the group posted online in mid-December.

    'The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state.'

    Yet days later a letter released by the hackers on December 18 said that Sony had 'suffered enough.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...say-hackers-responsible-actually-RUSSIAN.html
     
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    I had figured it was Russia. I also think they're the ones behind the ps4 and xbox account hacks.
     
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    Can't say I'm shocked. The Russians LOVE to hack into computers.
     
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    stop trying to get us involved in a world war with russia, @dawg :punch:



    we would get our asses kicked:chair:
     
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    Can we blow up Russia and North Korea? Flatten?
     
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    I thought I heard the FBI are now pointing fingers at Japan, not NK? Although I've heard that it was all a ploy by Sony to plug a shitty movie, test alternative distribution methods, & out certain unpopular people within Sony.
     
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    These are the guys that did the Payback Hack
     
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    By what?

    They're green water navy that is constantly rusting in ports?

    They're outdated weapon delivery systems?

    They're starving and underpaid soldiers?

    The fact that most of they're nukes can now be stopped by the iron dome systems we've been testing in Israel?

    Please explain to me how the fuck the Russians wouldn't surrender in days...