December 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm #32400
The feds are still investigating. So they say. No official accusation which could become a pretext for war. This is beginning to look like a joint effort and the NK may only be the straw man.December 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm #32404
I’ve long thought NK doesn’t do anything without China’s OK. They are a useful tool to do and say certain things that China can’t do or say itself.December 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm #32411
Fox news is reporting that NK had to have had help from China or Russia or Iran which are the only countries that have the tools to do this.December 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm #32462
China has a hand in it no doubt. As in the article below by CNN this is just getting started. I expect attacks in the future that will disrupt our lives in major ways.
“The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company’s operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.
A CNN review of cyber attacks against federal agencies shows that the number of breaches into government systems is skyrocketing.
“Espionage is happening at a rate we have never seen before,” said Denise Zheng, a deputy director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The numbers seem to bear that out. There were almost 61,000 cyber attacks and security breaches across the entire federal government last year according to a recent Obama administration report.
Washington’s Fear of Cyberattacks Is your information on the deep web? Will the White House retaliate for hack? Victory for cyberterrorists? U.S. to blame North Korea for Sony cyberterror
And the number of cyber incidents involving government agencies has jumped 35 percent between 2010 and 2013, from roughly 34,000 to about 46,000, according to another recent report by the Government Accountability Office.”December 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm #32463
I do believe this is the beginning of larger cyber attacks that will take us down. This is a big test to see what we will do and if we can find who is behind the attacks.
Will the White House retaliate for hack? A big NO! This will start a very big war. I think the Chinese, NK and Iran know how to take the grid down already and are testing.December 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm #32465
In an other article: “North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report.”
So cyber attacks or not they have people here to accomplish the deed when the time is right.December 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm #32473
“Bams won’t do anything in retaliation.
In the midst of ever growing numbers of cyber attacks, and more serious attacks, I find it ironic that people look at me like I just crawled out of a cave somewhere when I say I don’t do any banking online on account it only increases the chance of me being hacked. The younger relatives think it is quaint that I write checks. And that I have atlases in my vehicles on the basis that they’ll still work when the smart phones don’t. I suspect they don’t know how to read a map. Most are perplexed that I have a cheap flip phone on account I have no use for a smart phone. I only want to make the occasional phone call is all, though I can text with it if needed. I read real books and have no desire for a tablet or kindle or whatever.
Lots of folks won’t know what to do when their modern technological marvels stop working.
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