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Sony Hack: Investigators Say It Was an Inside Job, Not North Korea Responsible for the Leaks

Sony Hack: Investigators Say It Was an Inside Job, Not North Korea Responsible for the Leaks

New evidence is popping up that suggests that the Sony Pictures hacking was not the work of North Korea, but of several individuals including one ex Sony employee.

Security firm Norse, who was investigating the major hack independently, said that one former Sony employee, “Lena,” had “extensive knowledge of the company’s network and operations” and used to work in a technical role. The company has identified six individuals involved, two in the US and others from Canada, Singapore and Thailand, via the Daily Caller.

The FBI previously said that North Korea was responsible for the hack.

“They’re the investigators,” Senior vice president at Norse Kurt Stammberger said about the FBI. “We’re going to show them our data and where it points us. As far as whether it is proof that would stand up in a court of law? That’s not our job to determine, it is theirs.”

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  • leila

    Most people doubted it was anything other then an inside job, nice job FBI blaming it on another country! Makes you wonder how safe we should feel if the FBI couldn’t figure this out

  • PlayNice

    Was talking about this with a few people right after it was on the news. Everyone thought it was an inside job. How could it not have been? I think it was just convenient for our gov. to blame North Korea.

  • Vy Nguyen

    Sony and the FBI need to get their shit together. Then make a formal public apology to NK and some sort of compensation for defamatory.

  • forrest gump

    so praise Kim instead!!

  • jimstoic

    The involvement of insiders does not preclude the involvement of North Korea.

  • disqus_Ysg3mo4g2J

    Why does everyone believe one startup looking for venture capital and Sony Pictures as a client is somehow more credible than investigators actually working with Sony who have government and insider corporate info? Is that all it takes to discredit the FBI? Some firm that wants attention in the news for marketing reasons? Norse seems to have the skills. I’m going with the theory that they did it after creating that nice homepage threat graphic to drum up business.

  • Vy Nguyen

    That”s true, but after all you’re innocent till proven guilty right?. They had very little to go by and yet were quick to point the finger. Nevertheless, the damage has already been done.