There are rumors swirling around that today may be the day that the government publicly announces that North Korea was behind the crippling Sony Pictures hack, which has led the studio to scrap the release of “The Interview,” a comedy about an assassination plot against the North’s leader Kim Jong-un.
The FBI has stated that the Thanksgiving hack of Sony Pictures was extremely sophisticated and would have been able to defeated the defenses of most private companies and government organizations. Although, I’m not completely convinced that this proves how sophisticated the attack was, the governments been hacked a number of times in the last few months.
However, there are fears that this was just a practice run for North Korea’s cyber-army, which may be gearing up to “cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations,” including here in the U.S., South Korea and Japan.
Additionally, reports continue to emerge that the studio has been aware of its cyber security weaknesses and gaps in their online defenses. Forbes has the story.