January 8, 2014
By Lorra B.
On Wednesday FBI director, James Comey, stated that North Korea was indeed behind Sony Picture’s cyber-attack.
New evidence was revealed and that anyone claiming that North Korea was not behind it “don’t have the facts that I have,” stated Comey.
Comey exposed that the hackers ‘got sloppy’ and accidentally used IP addresses that could easily be traced back to North Korea.
Proxy computers are a common ploy used to hide their real identities and keep investigators from finding their true locations.
“It made it very clear who was doing this…It was their mistake,” stated Comey.
He believes with certainty that The Guardians of Peace were the criminals behind the attacks.
“When the FBI first implicated North Korea, the bureau pointed to, among other things, malware that had links to other malware developed by the North Koreans, and similarities between this and an attack in March 2013 by North Korea against South Korean companies,” reports Fox News.
“I have very high confidence about this attribution to North Korea, as does the entire intelligence community,” stated Comey.
Statements and threats said to be from The Guardians of Peace were analyzed by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit and it was determined they were the same. The unit informed him that it was “Easy for us – it’s the same actors,” stated Comey.
It was after the Obama administration forced new sanctions against North Korea’s government that Comey made his statements.
“Clapper told the audience of government and private cyber security experts that he had gained insight into North Korea’s anti-American mindset while dining with a top North Korean general last year when he went there to negotiate the release of two U.S. prisoners,” reports The Seattle Times. “The general would have been the one to give the green light for the attack on Sony, he said.”
Clapper went on to say that North Korean’s truly do think that “are under siege from all directions” and are “deadly, deadly serious about affronts to the supreme leader,” stated Clapper.
James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, also warned that cyber-attacks against American interests by North Korea will continue unless the U.S. ‘pushes back.’
By Lorra B.