The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack made international headlines. Computer systems at the studio were taken down, an unimaginable amount of data stolen, and day to day operations of the studio badly affected. SPE had to dig out old BlackBerrys just to get up and running again. FBI named North Korea as the culprit behind this attack, the allegation was denied by DPRK, with some cybersecurity firms believing that the hack may have been an inside job. It is being reported that FBI Director James Comey will explain why the Bureau pointed the finger at North Korea.
Soon after the FBI had named North Korea there was a strong response from the White House, amid DPRK’s denials and calls for a joint investigation into the hack.
President Obama recently also approved additional sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom for its alleged role in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.
The Intercept reports that later today FBI Director is going to make more details public about how the Bureau determined North Korea was behind the hack. This would be the first high-level response from the FBI after many questioned its allegation against the reclusive country. Comey is scheduled to speak today at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University.