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.

Published Tue, Dec 2 2014 4:17 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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