Sony Pictures has threatened to sue Twitter if it does not ban the accounts of users sharing information gleaned from the massive cyber-attack which targeted the company’s computer systems late last month.
North Korea completely lost internet access for 9.5 hours on Monday before coming back online early Tuesday. The blackout happened after US President Obama promised to “respond proportionally” to the Sony online breach, blaming Pyongyang.
Washington uses North Korea as a pretext to justify its pivot to Asia and the militarization of the Asia- Pacific region in its efforts to contain China, Christine Ahn, advisor to the Korea Policy Institute told RT.
A South Korean nuclear plant operator’ computer system was hacked. The perpetrator has leaked blueprints and manuals, says if his demands for three reactors’ closure aren’t met, those living near the facilities should “stay away” from home.
A UK university has funded two North Korean students’ studies in cyber security, it is alleged. The hermit state has developed a cyber-assault strategy with the capacity to attack South Korean and US infrastructure, a defector claims.
N. Korea has demanded an apology from the US for “recklessly” circulating an unsubstantiated rumor about Pyongyang’s culpability in the recent Sony hack, warning the “proportional” response promised by Obama will be met with the “toughest counteraction.”
A White House official has advised Pyongyang to admit it is guilty of hacking Sony Pictures’ database and pay damages to the film company. Washington dismissed North Korea’s proposal to hold a joint investigation.
The White House is considering relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism after the FBI formally accused Pyongyang of masterminding the colossal computer hacking on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation first time on Friday officially weighed in on the colossal computer hack suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment that in recent days has been elevated to an issue of national security.