FBI director offers new evidence to back claim North Korea hacked Sony

FBI director offers new evidence to back claim North Korea hacked Sony

Citing new evidence, he said he had “high confidence” that North Korea was behind the cyberattack.

Desktop notifications are on   | Turn off Get breaking news alerts from The Washington Post Turn on desktop notifications? It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. Please update your browser permissions to allow them. The inside track on Washington politics. *Invalid email address The inside track on Washington politics. *Invalid email address FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday that the recent cyberattack against Sony Pictures was traced back to Internet addresses “exclusively used” by North Korea, as he offered new evidence intended to rebut skeptics of the bureau’s claims. There is “not much in this life that I have high confidence about,” Comey said at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. “I have very high confidence about this attribution — as does the entire intelligence community.” The FBI last month attributed the attack to North Korea — a rare instance in which the U.S. government has publicly accused another government of carrying out a specific cyberattack. In a statement, the bureau cited a “technical analysis” of malicious software used in the operation. The analysis revealed links to other malware used previously by North Korean actors, the bureau said. The FBI also said the attack was linked to several Internet protocol addresses “associated with known North Korean infrastructure.”... Read more (2 min reading time!)

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If Russia hacked the #DNC, they should be condemned for it. But during the #Sony hack, the FBI presented evidence. https://t.co/SG7er8VDRD
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