The Truth About The Sony Hack

Recently a group of hackers breached the Sony network and started leaking sensitive information about the company. According to the FBI and the media, the state of North Korea carried out the attack in an attempt to suppress the release of an upcoming film called The Interview. The film is starring Seth Rogen and James Franco and features a controversial scene in which the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un gets assassinated. Sony ultimately decided to pull the release the film, a move which President Obama condemned. What is the truth about the Sony hack?

North Korea

https://www.riskbasedsecurity.com/2014/12/a-breakdown-and-analysis-of-the-december-2014-sony-hack

http://recode.net/2014/11/28/sony-pictures-investigates-north-korea-link-in-hack-attack

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2853893/disaster-recovery/fbi-memo-warns-of-malware-possibly-linked-to-hack-at-sony-pictures.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12/18/kim-jong-un-death-scene-from-the-interview-leaked

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-15/sony-said-to-learn-last-year-about-large-network-security-breach

Flimsy Evidence

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/update-on-sony-investigation

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/fbi-claims-north-korean-involvement-in-sony-pictures-attack

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/sony-pictures-malware-tied-to-seoul-shamoon-cyber-attacks

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/evidence-of-north-korea-hack-is-thin

http://blog.erratasec.com/2014/12/the-fbis-north-korea-evidence-is.html

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2861383/business-continuity/questions-remain-after-fbi-charges-north-korea-with-attack-on-sony-pictures.html?page=2

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/20/sony-hackers-guardians-of-peace-troll-fbi-fbi-is-the-best-in-the-world.html

Possible Motive

http://www.cio.com/article/2861493/think-north-korea-hacked-sony-think-about-this.html

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7281097/sony-pictures-hackers-say-they-want-equality-worked-with-staff-to-break-in

http://www.businessinsider.com/sony-to-fire-10000-people-by-march-2012-10?IR=T

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sony-cuts-5000-jobs-it-exits-computer-business-1435312

Sony's Incompetence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30554444

http://www.cio.com/article/2439324/risk-management/your-guide-to-good-enough-compliance.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hacked-sony-accounts-top-100-million-1.991417

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/27/qa-1-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12976491/1/sony-breach-has-cybersecurity-industry-scrambling-for-answers.html

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/13q4_sony.pdf

http://fusion.net/story/31469/sony-pictures-hack-was-a-long-time-coming-say-former-employees

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