3 Reasons Security Experts Are Unconvinced North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

Hackers “had extensive knowledge of Sony’s internal architecture and access to key passwords,” writes one renowned security expert who thinks an “insider” may be to blame

The U.S. government accused North Korea of carrying out vicious hacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday. But several cyber-security experts and hackers are unconvinced there’s evidence to indict Kim Jong-un’s regime.

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are confident the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is responsible for the breach, which resulted in gigabytes worth of leaked private data and the shelving of Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s assassination comedy “The Interview.”

See photos: Sony Hack Attack Timeline: From First Cyberbreach and Leaks to ‘The Interview’ Dropped

But skeptics say North Korea may have been framed. Here are three of the leading reasons:
1) The Guardians of Peace did not mention North Korea or “The Interview” in the group’s initial threat.

The hackers released many gigabytes worth of stolen, private data since penetrating Sony’s defenses on Nov. 24. But neither the country of North Korea nor “The Interview” were explicitly referenced in the hackers’ original message, which began:

“We’ve already warned you, and this is just a beginning. We continue till our request be met,” the text began. “We’ve obtained all your internal data including your secrets and top secrets. If you don’t obey us, we’ll release data shown below to the world.”

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