Did the Hack of Sony Have Anything to Do with North Korea?

What if the hack of Sony was retaliation by ex-employees?

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Bob Allen has pointed out that many have doubted the Administration’s story about North Korea as the responsible party.

Did the President and the FBI pull another Gruber on us, in relation to North Korea and the hacking of Sony? The evidence seems to point in that direction, say computer security experts. Looks more like Russians, than North Koreans.

But it may not even be the Russians. It may not be any foreign party.

Thus, the New York Post reports, “New evidence Sony hack was ‘inside’ job, not North Korea.”

US cybersecurity experts say they have solid evidence that a former employee helped hack Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system — and that it was not masterminded by North Korean cyberterrorists.

One leading cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., said Monday it has narrowed its list of suspects to a group of six people — including at least one Sony veteran with the necessary technical background to carry out the attack, according to reports.

The investigation of the Sony hacking by the private companies stands in stark contrast to the finding of the FBI, which said Dec. 19 its probe traced the hacking — which ended up foiling the planned wide release of the Hollywood studio’s “The Interview” — to North Korea.

Kurt Stammberger, senior vice president at Norse, said he used Sony’s leaked human-resources documents and cross-referenced the data with communications on hacker chat rooms and its own network of Web sensors to determine it was not North Korea behind the hack.

“When the FBI made this announcement, just a few days after the attack was made public, it raised eyebrows in the community because it’s hard to do that kind of an attribution that quickly — it’s almost unheard of,” Stammberger told Bloomberg News in a telephone interview from San Francisco.

“All the leads that we did turn up that had a Korean connection turned out to be dead ends,” he said.

So instead it looks like this all may have been a personal vendetta that had nothing to do with the movie, The Interview. That bodes ill for us because it means we have a White House Administration that is willing to publicize a lie and isn’t even worried about being caught in the act of doing so