North Korea And Kim Jong-un Might Be Kind Of Pissed About “The Interview,” Behind Sony Hack
According to unnamed sources speaking to Variety, Sony has no evidence that the attack was carried out by an individual, or group, with ties to North Korea, but the company is looking into all possible sources. Speculation of the attackers’ origin are based on the fact that it occurred a month before Sony’s new movie, "The Interview” would be released in theaters. The movie, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is about two actors who have been recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
During the summer, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam stated in a letter that the movie should be banned and that the production and distribution of the film “should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.” Further responses from North Korea from a Foreign Ministry spokesman, quoted by KCNA, as saying that there would be a “merciless counter-measure” if the movie is released.
Originally slated to be in theaters on October 10, Sony had pushed "The Interview's" release to December 25.
Do you think North Korea is behind the attack on Sony Pictures? Or is this just another group of hackers that have focused on Sony considering that the company, as a whole, has been the target of many attacks over the years?