Sony hackers tease FBI and North Korea praises the Sony hack


The FBI confirmed on Friday that the North Korean government was involved in the Sony Pictures hack that revealed sensitive materials from Sony Pictures employees, including co-chairman Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures co-chairman Michael Lynton reached out to the Obama administration for help and said that it had no choice but to pull the film. President Obama fired back by saying that nobody at the White House told Sony to pull the film, according to CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Over the weekend, journalists were sent an email claiming to be from the GOP hackers (Guardians of Peace). In the email, it said that it had a Christmas gift for the FBI.

“The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” reads the message. This lead to a YouTube link saying. “We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world.”

The YouTube video was clearly a jab at the FBI, saying that the investigators were idiots.

Today, North Korea is mad that the FBI, Obama and Sony Pictures are linking them to the cyber-attack. It said that it’s not involved in the attack but said the GOP hackers performed a ‘righteous action,” according to the National Defense Commision’s press release.

It also looks like the government is trying to threaten America.

“Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the ‘symmetric counteraction’ declared by Obama.”

North Korea had this to say about The Interview:

“’The Interview’ is an undesirable and reactionary [film] justifying and inciting terrorism which should not be allowed in any country and any region… the movie is run through with a story agitating a vicious and dastardly method of assassinating a head of a legitimate sovereign state.”

It also said that the FBI’s accusation is a “fabrication” and that the U.S. government needs to show specific evidence.

“No matter how big and disgraceful the loss may be, the U.S. should not pull up others for no reason,” said the statement.

I’m just wondering how the U.S. government is going to retaliate, because it’s reported that North Korea has limited-to-no servers.

Via Variety, THR

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