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Web Hack on Sony Pictures isn’t North Korea’s Play

Security experts in a recent statement acquitted North Korea from being responsible for the online assaults allegedly against SPE that had resulted in the exposure of numerous sensitive internal files online, published cio.com dated December 3, 2014.

As a matter of fact, Sony Pictures Entertainment, a giant in the entertainment and amusement field itself dismissed a previous claim that the attack originated from North Korea.

Sony within one memo circulated among its employees stated that the assault was blatantly carried out against the company, its staff members as well as its business alliances. The capture of documents along with exposure of workforce as well as other data from Sony was sinister criminal acts, it indicated.

The Washington Post reported that for the hacking operation, attackers employed malware of the same kind which aided in executing destructive assaults against corporate houses within the Middle East and South Korea among which Saudi Aramco the oil producer was one.

It's also reported that Sony is seeking to ascertain if North Korea may've launched the high-profile assault targeting the company's studio that occurred during November end-week 2014, probably due to a forthcoming comedy movie on CIA's plan for killing Kim Jong-Un the leader of North Korea.

A website re/code informed Sony had decided towards formally disclosing North Korea to be behind the hack, adding a declaration might be forthcoming same day.

However, according to Sony's Spokeswoman, the information given wasn't exact, while she desisted from providing any more facts. Securityweek.com published this, December 3, 2014.

Presently, it has become more of a public incident regarding the Sony assaults. Hacked computers are receiving taunting displays, confidential company files are getting posted on the Net, while journalists are getting big sized leaked documents.

These aren't strategies usually accompanying state-sponsored assaults, says Enterprise Defense Architect Lucas Zaichkowsky of Resolution1 Security. Cio.com reported this.

According to Zaichkowsky, the strategies are nearly one definite hacktivist play.

Meanwhile, certain hackers' cabal going by the name Guardians of Peace said it was the real source of the attack without any state backing, adding that the attack partly associated with Sony's labor issues and restructuring plans.

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