Title:SONY-CYBERSECURITY/STATEMENT FBI concludes North Korean gov't responsible for Sony cyber attack
Date:19th December 2014
Summary:LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS)
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Embargoed:3rd January 2015 12:00
Story Text: The United States on Friday (December 19) blamed North Korea for the devastating cyber attack against Sony Pictures, formally acknowledging the involvement of the Pyongyang government and saying the tools and infrastructure used in the attack were similar to previous activity from North Korea.
The "destructive nature" of the attack, which led the big Hollywood studio to pull a movie depicting North Korea's leader amid threats, coupled with "its coercive nature," set it apart from previous attacks, the FBI said in a statement.
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