The Sony hack: North Korean cyber capabilities get the world’s attention
Considered technologically backward, with late-2014 attack Pyongyang sent leaders scrambling to respond
This is the first in a three-part series on North Korea’s cyber-capabilities by an expert in the field. To read part 2 click here.
Following the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in late 2014, Western governments, led by the U.S. and UK, were very interested because of the combination of the state-sponsored aspect of the attack on a commercial enterprise, as well as the damage, scale and perceived – at least by North Korean standards – technical sophistication of the attack. It also set a potentially dangerous precedent of a state committing such actions against non-state interests. This was
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