We’re sure many of you guys have heard by now that Sony Pictures has been hacked. The initial reports have suggested that the attack could have been sanctioned by North Korea, although these are allegations that North Korea has since denied. That being said a recent report from Bloomberg has revealed additional details about the attack.
According to their report, it seems that the leak of Sony Pictures’ details could have originated from Bangkok, Thailand. The attack has been traced to the St. Regis hotel, a five-star hotel, although it is believed that the attackers could have leached the hotel’s high-speed internet instead. This is according to Bloomberg’s source who remains anonymous.
Cybersecurity experts traced the digital footprints of these hackers back to the hotel, although they are not ruling out the possibility that the attack could have carried out remotely with the hackers taking advantage of the hotel’s open network. Starwood Hotels & Resorts who owns the St. Regis have yet to comment or issue an official statement with regards to these claims.
So far it looks like the hackers have attacked Sony Pictures based on a grudge and do not appear to be demanding money at the moment. In fact recently the hackers even sent threatening messages to Sony Pictures employees. It is still unclear as to who might be behind the attacks, although some have suspected it could be the work of DarkSeoul, a group with links to North Korea.