Based on their demands relating to Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial comedy The Interview, the Sony hackers have long been assumed to be based out of North Korea.
But now it's official.
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The FBI has now released a statement that it "has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions."
Along with the results of their technical analysis, the Bureau also pointed out just how dangerous and destructive this attack was. According to their statement:
"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."
Based on this new information, it seems we're dealing with something more than terrorism.
If this is indeed the act of the North Korean government, what political ramifications will this have?
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Things are getting gravely serious surrounding this silly little comedy.
[Image via Sony Pictures.]
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