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FBI Says North Korea Used Own IP Addresses to Hack Sony
Sony Hack Evidence
FBI Says North Korea Used Own IP Addresses to Hack Sony
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • January 9, 2015, 03:07
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Evidence about the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment has been released by James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. He said on Jan. 7 (local time), “In nearly every case, used proxy servers to disguise where they were coming from in sending these emails and posting these statements. But several times they got sloppy.” Sony Pictures was recently hacked and the hackers attempted to prevent the release of the film about the assassination of Kim Jong-un titled “The Interview.”

Speaking at the international conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York City, Comey said, “Several times, either because they forgot or because of a technical problem, they connected directly and we could see that the IPs they were using ... were exclusively used by the North Koreans.” He continued by saying, “They shut it off very quickly once they saw the mistake, but not before we saw where it was coming from.”

Regarding the issue, President Barack Obama concluded that the North Korean regime is directly involved in the cyber-attack. On Jan. 2, an administrative order signed by President Obama authorizes sanctions against agencies and officials at the North Korea’s Workers' Party and Reconnaissance General Bureau, an organization responsible for espionage operations in the South and foreign countries.