FBI Officially Says North Korea Is Behind The Sony Hacks

Lauren

According to CNN, the FBI says it “now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible” for last month’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures. The email was titled “Message from GOP.” The anonymous hackers have called themselves “Guardians of Peace.”

North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States,” the statement said. “Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing number of cyber intrusions, the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart.  North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves.”

The hackers said it was a “very wise” decision to cancel the Christmas day release of “The Interview,” a source close to the company told CNN.

The message also said, “Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy. And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”

It warns the studio execs that “we still have your private and sensitive data” and claims that they will “ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”

Lots of people are pretty upset about the cancellation of “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco in an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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