U.S. investigators believe that North Korea had apparently hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month’s massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, stated an official close to the investigation.
As North Korea lacks the capability to conduct some elements of the sophisticated campaign by itself, the official said, U.S. investigators are looking at the possibility that Pyongyang contracted out some of the cyber work. The official was not authorized to speak on the record about the investigation.
The attack on Sony Pictures is regarded to be the most destructive against a company on U.S. soil because the hackers not only stole huge quantities of data, but also wiped hard drives and brought down much of the studio’s network for more than a week.
On the other hand, author Suki Kim states that the controversy over the film The Interview, may be playing into the hands of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, by diverting attention away from what seems to have genuinely panicked his regime.
“The film being in bad taste is without question. I don’t know what is so funny about a gulag nation where twenty five million people are held hostage. Last week, the U.N. Security Council was meeting in order to add North Korea’s human rights issues to their agenda. And that was the first time any country’s human rights issues were added to an agenda, which they said is the worst in the contemporary world.” stated Suki Kim.
Suki Kim is an American writer. She was in North Korea in the year 2011 teaching English at an elite, private university.
While the FBI is accusing North Korea of the extensive hack of Sony Pictures, presumably in retaliation for the film, her book chronicles the general technological backwardness of the country, including the fact that the regime hid the existence of the Internet from citizens until recently.
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