#AceWorldNews – UPDATE – USA:Dec.19 – A US investigation into the hack of Sony’s computer system has determined that North Korea was behind the operation with a possible Chinese link, Reuters quoted a US official as saying Friday.
USA: ‘ FBI INVESTIGATION INTO SONY FINDS NORTH KOREA WITH POSSIBLE CHINESE LINK MAYBE RESPONSIBLE ‘
The probe showed that there may be a Chinese link“either through collaboration with Chinese actors or by using Chinese servers to mask the origination of the hack,” the official said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will for the first time on Friday officially weigh in on the colossal computer hack suffered by Sony Pictures that in recent days has been elevated to an issue of national security.
According to Reuters, the FBI will say that North Korea was responsible for the major breach, but did it by way of Chinese computer networks.
Earlier this week, Sony announced that it would be cancelling plans to release “The Interview” next week, a comedy in which North Korea President Kim Jong Un is assassinated, following threats perpetrated by the purported hackers.