FBI shares info on Sony hack, but doubt in N. Korea theory lingers

This week, FBI director James Comey offered new information on the Sony Pictures hack in hopes of easing public doubts about the bureau’s claim that North Korea was behind the attack. But many security pros remain wary, saying available intel leaves too fuzzy a picture for attribution.

On Wednesday, Comey spoke at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, which was held at Fordham University. His remarks (published in full here) were essentially that, naysayers who “suggested that we [the FBI] have it wrong,” are the mistaken party.

“They don’t have the facts that I have, don’t see what I see, but there are a couple of things that I have urged the intelligence community to declassify…” Comey said in his speech, before offering up the findings.

According to the agency, the attackers who targeted Sony, called the Guardians of Peace (GOP), failed “several times” to use proxy servers that would have disguised their IP addresses (which were “exclusively used by the North Koreans”) when sending threatening emails to Sony employees and posting online messages.

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