At a time when the US is accusing North Korea for the serious cyber attack on Sony Entertainment Network, many security experts are skeptical about North’s role in carrying the hacking.
According to the reports, many security analysts are suspecting that it’s not North Korea but a Sony insider that has initiated the hack.
Norse’s senior vice president Kurt Stammberger said, “Sony was not just hacked, this is a company that has essentially been nuked from the inside.”
Norse, a cyber security firm, has been probing the hacking on Sony. However, is not directly involved in the case.
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had announced the findings of its probe that suggest that the North Korean government was responsible for the hack that took place in November.
Other experts who doubt the involvement of North Korea in the Sony hack are Defcon security head Marc Rogers and Hector Xavier Monsegur, or Sabu, former Lulzsec leader and a FBI informant.
Rogers has written an article on the Daily Beast about “the possibility of a Sony insider being involved”.
A group, which called themselves the Guardians of Peace (GOP), claimed the responsibility of the hack that resulted in halting the release of comedy film “The Interview”, which is under controversy for showing an assassination plot of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Meanwhile, North Korea has refuted any form of involvement in the hacking.
Sony has decided to give a chance to those people who are interested in watching the movie “The Interview”. The company is going to release the controversial movie online through several distributors for USD 5.99.