crime

FBI director gives new clues tying N Korea to Sony hack

14 Comments
By TOM HAYS

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

14 Comments
Login to comment

Another US official claiming that he has the facts and knows the truth. It might be the case, and yet there have been too many instances of pure lies or favorable interpretations, with Colin Powell's WMD speech to the world most representative.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed that the hackers “got sloppy” and mistakenly sent messages directly that could be traced to IP addresses used exclusively by North Korea. Comey said the hackers had sought to use proxy computer servers, a common ploy hackers use to disguise their identities and throw investigators off their trail by hiding their true locations.

“It was a mistake by them,” he said. “It made it very clear who was doing this.”

Or maybe that what the 'true hackers' knew and did by 'spoofing' that IP address to make it look like NK did the hacking. Seriously, if NK want to hack someone, do really think going after Sony for a movie release about their dear leader wouldn't be to obvious even for the idiots of NK?

This hack was an inside job and now they are trying to cover that up and go after NK (which should be the case for so many other real problems) for it. Frankly, I don't care who goes after NK for whatever reason, it's long overdue.

Sony has to deal with its internal problems first and if this was truly an external hack, then they have even more serious problems than that are being blamed on NK.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

'It was a mistake by them,'he said. 'It made it very clear who was doing this.'

Or it was a not mistake by the real hackers.

'They don’t have the facts that I have, don’t see what I see,' he said.

So its we know and you don't so don't argue. Why not, say trust me, The Edsel is going to be a hit. Could be a TV evangelist, send me more money and I promise you'll be blessed.

Why can't JT get the html worked out to quote quotation marks properly?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Or maybe that what the 'true hackers' knew and did by 'spoofing' that IP address to make it look like NK did the hacking.

You cannot spoof IP addresses. You can only route requests through IP addresses that are not your own. But the IP address itself will be real, not spoofed. In order to show a North Korean IP address, the request would have to be routed through North Korea.

Disclaimer - I'm not claiming N. Korea did or didn't do this - I haven't seen enough information to convince me either way. I'm just pointing out that IP addresses cannot be spoofed.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Korea is like an under-developed teenager. Irrational and all emotions.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

" It might be the case, and yet there have been too many instances of pure lies or favorable interpretations, with Colin Powell's WMD speech to the world most representative."

Maybe so, but the US isn't trying to justify an invasion of North Korea. And does anyone, anywhere need to be convinced how bizarre and evil North Korea can be?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The FBI director seems to be giving clues to N. Korea what they should not do next time. Why say it at all?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Actually you can spoof IP addresses and there are legitimate tools for this, like HP's LoadRunner or Charles.

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac123/ac147/archived_issues/ipj_10-4/104_ip-spoofing.html

FBI is reiterating the same old claims, there is no new evidence.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Actually you can spoof IP addresses and there are legitimate tools for this, like HP's LoadRunner or Charles.

I stand corrected.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

paulineusa

the US isn't trying to justify an invasion of North Korea

Yes, on the ground of a mailbox hacked and a few movies made available on torrent after all.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Weird. I thought the Sony Hack was originated by Sony laying off a good sized chunk of it's tech staff. They repaid that in kind by leaking what was leaked. Not a borderline 3rd world country that's still using Commodore 64's.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

American media is wasting time on this... So YES! North Korea did it,... then what can U.S.A do now? ... nothing right??? 2 years ago they sank a South Korean ship, what did U.S.A and South Korea do??? nothing right??? ... well as for Sony, yes indeed free speech, but it's stupid not to expect a negative backlash from DPRK especially if they named their Antagonist in that movie straightly to KIM JONG UN himself. And the story is about assasinating him? Were these producers born Yesterday and didn't know the nature of DPRK? Didn't they think about these consequences before funding the movie ?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Having already officially told Obama that the N.Koreans did it, the FBI is now forced to triple down on the stupid and keep repeating the lie until enough people believe it in order to save several top ranking careers. Remember folks, all the MSM channels that uncritically regurgitated this pablum and learn to never trust them again (especially CNN).

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Remember folks, all the MSM channels that uncritically regurgitated this pablum and learn to never trust them again (especially CNN).

So you are trying to say that the media is in the wrong for reporting what the FBI said?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites