Claim: North Korea Sony Hack Story From Obama Admin May Be Bogus

December 30, 2014 3:55 pmViews: 348

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It looks like the Obama administration's desire to paint the North Korean regime as the main source for hacking Sony Pictures and threatening attacks at theaters who were to show "The Interview" opening on Christmas Eve, may turn out to be a completely bogus claim.

A recent investigation by the security company Norse has uncovered evidence that it may have in fact been a disgruntled employee or employees possibly working with hackers who perpetrated the pilfering of tens of thousands of documents, emails and several upcoming films.

Will anyone in Congress be taking a look at this latest attempt at the Obama administration to wantonly lie about a very serious situation, one that could possibly have implications leading to an armed conflict. President Obama personally blamed the reclusive North Korean government for the hack and now may have egg on his face for such a gross misstep.

Did Obama do this on purpose? Was he trying to set up North Korea? Does anyone care?

Read more below from Politico:

FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator — another example of the continuing whodunnit blame game around the devastating attack.

Even the unprecedented decision to release details of an ongoing FBI investigation and President Barack Obama publicly blaming the hermit authoritarian regime hasn’t quieted a chorus of well-qualified skeptics who say the evidence just doesn’t add up.

Researchers from the cyber intelligence company Norse have said their own investigation into the data on the Sony attack doesn’t point to North Korea at all and instead indicates some combination of a disgruntled employee and hackers for piracy groups is at fault.

The FBI says it is standing by its conclusions, but the security community says the agency has been open and receptive to help from the private sector throughout the Sony investigation.

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