Sony Hack: New Evidence Points to Inside Job Say Security Experts

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    Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job, reports The Security Ledger.

    Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows the Sony hack was perpetrated by six individuals, including two based in the U.S., one in Canada, one in Singapore and one in Thailand. Norse's senior vp, Kurt Stammberger, told the Ledger, a security industry news website, that among the six was one former Sony Pictures employee, a ten-year veteran of the company with a very technical background who was laid off in May following restructuring.

    Norse used human resources documents that were leaked as part of the hack on Sony to first identify and then track the former Sony employee's online activity at least since May, when the person left the company.

    The Ledger writes: "Researchers from the company followed that individual online, noting angry posts she made on social media about the layoffs and Sony. Through access to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) forums and other sites, they were also able to capture communications with other individuals affiliated with underground hacking and hacktivist groups in Europe and Asia."

    Norse's findings are not conclusive, said Stammberger, but the company briefed the FBI about its findings on Monday.

    "When the FBI made the announcement so soon after the initial hack was unveiled, everyone in the [cyber] intelligence community kind of raised their eyebrows at it, because it's really hard to pin this on anyone within days of the attack," Stammberger told Politco after the briefing.

    Despite repeated denials from Pyongyang, the FBI maintains that North Korea was behind the Sony hack. In a statement published on Monday, the FBI said: "The FBI has concluded the Government of North Korea is responsible for the theft and destruction of data on the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment."

    "There is no credible information to indicate that any other individual is responsible for this cyber incident," it added.

    This article was first published by The Hollywood Reporter
     
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    Remember they blamed the Russians and North Koreans? Nice job by Sony on playing the blame game to divert attention from the truth.
     
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    From what I hear, the movie sucked.
     
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    I always figured it was some goofball kids

    those goofball kids are always up to something
     
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    But the White House said it was N, Korea. There was a press conference and everything.
     
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    the NK story was not very believable at all.
    this one is more believable
     
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    Fess up. You did it, right? You can tell me.
     
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    Sony used it to get free PR for that piece of shit movie.
     
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    :coffee: So when Howard is back is he gonna rant about 9/11 being an inside job now?
     
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    Told ya
     
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    Fuck Sony To be Honest. Shit Movies, Shit Music,
     
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    What do you expect from an idiot?
     
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    Who knows. All we get is information fed to us on the web or the news media and most of that is questionable.
     
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    I see what you did there @xavier :hhh:

    Very clever.
     
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    It seems to me incredibly naive for random computer people in random outside companies to believe they know more than the FBI and the NSA. The abilities of our government on computer issues and tracking shit worldwide is insane. No independent companies random computer dude (that lacks subpeona power) knows more. Our government has ins to EVERYTHING.

    Typically the quack hackers are paranoid that the US gov know so much..... but now they claim they know nothing.

    Also- there are already stories out that North Korea Hackers are given the ability to leave the country and assume identities in foreign countries. They all study their different cultural areas and try to fit in as spies who also hack. So the fact that the hack came from different places around the globe isnt odd.