FBI Maintains North Korea Was Mastermind Behind Sony Hack Despite Other Evidence

By Steve Neavling

The FBI is not backing down on its claim that North Korea was the mastermind behind the disruptive Sony studio hack, the New York Post reports.

The bureau’s insistence comes after a growing number of private cyber-security firms are saying there is no evidence to conclude North Korea was the mastermind.

FBI agents were briefed earlier this week on a theory that the attack was launched by former disgruntled Sony workers.

In a statement, the FBI said North Korea was responsible, citing ” “intelligence from US intelligence community, DHS [Department of Homeland Security], foreign partners and the private sector.”

The FBI added “no credible information to indicate that any other individual is responsible for this cyber incident.”

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