December 18, 2014

Sony hack: Why do analysts believe North Korea is behind attack? (+video)

Featuring Amy Chang

WASHINGTON — The sweeping cyberattack at Sony in apparent retaliation for the film “The Interview” – and the subsequent terrorist threat by hackers that caused the studio to cancel the release of the movie Wednesday – has caused observers to wonder if the release of a low-brow comedy really is the sort of minor-league event that would incur the wrath of North Korea. And does the secretive dictatorship even have that sort of capability?

The answer, analysts say, appear to be yes and yes.

“It’s hard for me to believe that a non-state actor or rogue ex-employee would have the capability or the capacity to be able to pull off something like this,” says Amy Chang, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security.

Read the full article at the Christian Science Monitor.

  • Amy Chang