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[WSJ] More Signs North Korea May Be Behind Hacking of Sony Pictures

December 1, 2014

More clues are being exposed that point to North Korea’s involvement in the hack at Sony Pictures last week. (AP)


Hackers who knocked Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer systems offline last week used tools very similar to those used last year to attack South Korean television stations and ATMs, people briefed on the investigation said.

The similarity would reinforce a hunch among some investigators, which include Sony, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a team from Silicon Valley security company FireEye Inc., that North Korea played a role in the breach at the film and television studio, one of the largest in the U.S. South Korea publicly blamed the 2013 attacks on North Korea.