May 24, 2024
Analysis

The Sony hack, two months on

Cyber security experts still show more skepticism than N. Korea watchers as to culpability

The hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in late November inspired a number of reactions: Fear, anger, calls for retaliation and, from the White House, sanctions.

Prior to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s scheduled release of the film The Interview, depicting Kim Jong Un’s assassination, confidential data including emails, personal information about Sony employees and even unreleased films were released. A group called “Guardians of Peace” took credit, while North Korea strenuously denied involvement.

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