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North Korea doesn't claim responsibility over crippling Sony hack

Sony Pictures is still cleaning up after a brutal cyberattack last week, and North Korea isn't claiming responsibility
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 2, 2014 10:17 am

North Korea is not surprisingly denying its involvement in the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyberattack last week that brought the company to a grinding halt. The country previously showed displeasure at SPE's movie The Interview, which will be released later this month, featuring a plot by two Americans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

 

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"The hostile forces are relating everything to the DPRK. I kindly advise you to just wait and see," a North Korean spokesperson recently said. I do not know anything about this."

 

Some cybersecurity experts don't believe North Korea has significant infrastructure to launch cyberattacks - but could have called upon China or Russia - to launch the attack on its behalf. Some organized cybercriminal groups are willing to offer their services to the highest bidder, especially if it involves targeting high-profile attacks targeting companies in the United States.

NEWS SOURCES:Cbc.ca, Media4.s-nbcnews.com

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