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North Korea Really (Really) Didn’t Hack Sony

THE FBI HAS SOME EGG TO WIPE OFF ITS FACE …  By FITSNEWS  ||  A week ago, the U.S. government definitively declared that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (a.k.a. DPRK, or “North Korea”) was responsible for a cyber attack on Sony pictures (and related threats of terrorism against anyone…

THE FBI HAS SOME EGG TO WIPE OFF ITS FACE … 

By FITSNEWS  ||  A week ago, the U.S. government definitively declared that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (a.k.a. DPRK, or “North Korea”)
was responsible for a cyber attack on Sony pictures (and related threats of terrorism against anyone who went to see Sony’s new movie, The Interview ).

Those terror threats prompted Sony to pull the movie from its scheduled Christmas Day opening …

“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” a statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation read.

In response to this declaration, U.S. president Barack Obama announced that America would launch a “proportional response” against North Korea – because God forbid multi-billion dollar international Japanese conglomerates be asked to defend themselves from cyber-attacks.  Obama appears to have made good on that threat, too, as North Korea’s internet (to the extent it exists) was knocked offline for nearly a day shortly before Christmas.

As we noted, though, computer experts have questioned the government’s version of events.

For starters, we posted posted a compendium of articles related to the incident from the blog Fabius Maximus .  These articles made clear there was “no evidence whatsoever implicating North Korea in the attack/ terror threat” – and “ample evidence of clumsy attempts to link North Korea to the attack/ terror threat.”

Well guess what … now a real suspect has now emerged.

According to Politico ,  the FBI has since been informed by a private sector security team that laid-off Sony employees working in concert with hackers were the ones who hacked the company’s website.

Not North Korea.

Additionally the company’s leader said the federal government’s knee-jerk assumption of North Korean culpability raised a “red flag.”

“When the FBI made the announcement so soon after the initial hack was unveiled, everyone in the [cyber] intelligence community kind of raised their eyebrows at it, because it’s really hard to pin this on anyone within days of the attack,” Norse’s president told reporters.

So … is the FBI acknowledging reality or continuing to live in its own fantasy world?

Surprise, surprise …

“The FBI has concluded the Government of North Korea is responsible for the theft and destruction of data on the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment,” an agency spokeswoman said in a statement.  “Attribution to North Korea is based on intelligence from the FBI, the U.S. intelligence community, DHS, foreign partners and the private sector.  There is no credible information to indicate that any other individual is responsible for this cyber incident.”

Is it just us? Or is anybody else humming the theme to “The Smurfs” in their heads right now?  And yes, both of those abysmal movies were brought to you by … you guessed it … Sony Pictures.

“The takeaway from the Sony/ North Korea/ “Interview” debacle is really quite simple: America’s government cannot be trusted to tell the truth,” we wrote last week.

Yup … and now the Obama administration is doubling down on the “big lie.”

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73 comments

shifty henry December 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

The pronunciation of the North Korean word for “sub-contractor” is —-
Ska-Ru-Yu-Tu……

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Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm

But NK has nuclear weapons and they are super diabolical. They could attack us at any moment. We need to be scare shitless of this most formidable foe since the Japanese!

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We Have To Kill Everybody December 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Funny how Conseratives are scared of nitwits, Flip.

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Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Are you calling the supremely diabolical and super evil genius Kim Jung Un and the mighty North Korean Army nitwits? This is why our kids will be speaking North Korean when they grow up, dipshit.

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southmauldin December 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Your kids are too dumb to speak any language other than English. Hell, they probably can’t even speak English very well.

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lulz December 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

lol…I hate to spoil the fun, but this “flip” isn’t really him…he’s doing a good job of it though(despite the lack of the avatar)

grandtangosuglydog December 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

its easy to tell if the real flip or not..did he mention:
A: Anal sex
B: sucking someone off or
C: Obama. If the answer is no then its not flip.

lulz December 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

lmao! so true

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

If that’s not the real Flip, where is the real Flip? Or maybe, Flip is in North Korea, and the internet is out there. Oh my God, Flip is a North Korean commie spy.

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm

You brain dead liberals think you’re so funny, while evil super powers like NK, Iran and ISIS plot night and day to invade America, destroy Christianity and turn everyone they haven’t already beheaded into Communist Muslims!!!

Old Black Man Rocky December 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Uh, howz ISIL gonna get hear Flippy – dez ain’t gots boats. Ands uz forgets abt dem darkies in Africa.

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Cuba, you simpleton. Go back too protesting for thugs libtard.

Old Black Man Rocky December 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm

You so stupid you funnier den Abbott and Constello boy.

Soft Sigh from Hell December 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I’ve heard thousands are massed at our Mexican border. Or maybe that was Muslim ebola carriers.

Spikey December 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Or kids escaping drug gangs.

Rocky at G-spot.com December 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

If Iran, ISIS and North Korea (a country that can’t even feed it’s people) are super powers – a) we’re a mega, super, giant grande tango super power and b) you’re a freakin’ idiot. We know b is true. You littleNazi lover.

grandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:35 am

i love it when you talk bout them nazis and obama…my mommy sowed one of them patches on my cub scouts uniform and i added my obama yes we can sticker…

grandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:25 am

like the way you think…dangerous racist perverts like rocky and deo running around…ows types that hate america like i do…

Soft Sigh from Hell December 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

For some, it seems very hard to discern a parody of those who already are essentially caricatures. A “flipped” Flip from the real Flip (or as real as he can be anyway).

I sometimes am unsure whether it is MPS, simply ‘goofing,” or straightforward parody by another.

rocky hee haw December 31, 2014 at 7:39 am

Flip just tells the truth.Us liberals don’t live in reality so we can’t know the truth.Obama is our god cause we miss the 60’s and the drugs blew our brains out. Make sense?

r0cky putz December 31, 2014 at 7:31 am

Flip is the smartest dude on FITS.I used to be Deo Vindice now I post as the babbling, american hating queer, isis lover rocky in several colt 45 induced jirations.

Flip Coscoe December 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

At least somebody recognizes my brilliance. Fellow real Americans are getting harder and harder to find.

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

My kids are real Americans. They speak American, not the Queen’s pussy ass version. They’re also not Obama lovers, who’s butts are hurt from sucking off the gov’t teat.

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Flip – they speaks American? I speak English – does that mean I’m not an American? On a side note – as we’ve debated in the past. Last week I bought a gallon of milk – cost me $4.09. Last night got a new gallon of the Leche – was down to $3.79. Guess food prices not always way up – eh? Anyway – NK did, the NSA has the proof. At the end of the day, who cares – from the reviews the movie sucked anyway and soon we’ll watch it on HBO.

Rocky the wad December 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

Just a question.When I get ready to shoot and I put my hands in the air I can’t breath so should I shoot before I put my hands in the air and then breath?

FastEddy23 December 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

Uh, actually, we will all be speaking more South Korean in future. The Republic of Korea is still the most technologically advanced society the world has ever seen … and the benevolent South Korean government is shrinking as almost “free market” capitalism and lower taxes are driving the ROK manufacturers: of most of the Japanese/American auto industry parts and whole goods, most of the the Silicon and Germanium chip level electronics, almost all of the international deep water ship building … check out the new Chevy SUVs and small GM trucks using Japanese and American patients = 95% made in Korea.

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Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Only because Obama is a communist.

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GrandTango December 31, 2014 at 9:16 am

Amen. When are these liberal dumb@sses going to wake up? At least we’re on the comments section of a political gossip blog from South Carolina effecting real change in the world with our bigoted nonsensical comments. This country needs a real dose of old, white men who are scare of anything outside of their computer room and we’re going to give it to them.

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FastEddy23 December 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

Correct … The media scare mongers in and outta g’ment are at large, fur sure.

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Smirks December 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if the most North Korea had computing-wise was an old Windows 95 machine that they dug out of some kind of Chinese garbage bin.

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Kim Jong-un December 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

TRS-80 you mudafuka!

Fuk you capitalist pig! We happy here and share evweting.

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FastEddy23 December 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

Exactly …North Korea is (again) on the brink of nation wide starvation this winter.

But their fearless (fearful?) leader does have the ability to covertly finance all manner of black hat hackery, including the disgruntled loose cannons recently dropped by Sony.

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Point of order December 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Smirks is for gov’t intervention and command/control economy, so your words are lost on him.

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Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm

It’s hard to say who’s more incompetent, Sony, the FBI, or the mainstream media. My best guess is that the FBI wins that race to the bottom, although the media folks run a close second.

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Geico Lizard December 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The media just reads or reprints whatever is handed to them. Calling the media incompetent means they are not doing their job right. They are doing they’re job just fine.

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Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

My point, precisely. We no longer enjoy a Fourth estate in this country; they’ve turned into generalized entertainment whores, pushing their own agenda.

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GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Question:

You accept his premise the US government committed crimes against humanity by torturing people to get ‘intelligence’ that fit????

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Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Let me write slowly and use little words so you can keep up. here’s what Geico Lizard wrote:

“The media just reads or reprints whatever is handed to them. Calling the media incompetent means they are not doing their job right. They are doing they’re job just fine.”

I replied to that by clarifying that our MSM sucks. I have no idea what in the Hell you’re talking about, wackjob, attendant to sucking me into the weird Iraq discussion in which I have no part. I was discussing the incompetence of our media. Go look up “Fourth Estate” and keep working on that GED.

By the way, to answer your question, no, I don’t buy into the left’s inflated casualty counts and near-psychotic Bush bashing. I simply wasn’t in the conversation (and don’t intend to be now, either).

GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Looks like that was what you were responding to, w/o challenging the derangement…

PS: You may want to gt some help w/ that paranoia. I just asked a simple question, trying to figure out if the common reader now buys the Bull-$#!t America-Hate the left peddles w/ a religious-like fervor.

If you read what the average liberal writes, and accept it…you’d have to be crazy not to be scared for your country…

Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm

No paranoia, I was was merely taking what you wrote at face value. The four question marks answer the question as to who’s got the “fervor.” Sorry if I get a little perturbed when I get lumped in with what you call the Bullshit America haters…

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 30, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Dale Earnhardt Sr.

The Holy Trinity.

Vic Beasley Jr.

What do these three things have in common?

Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Hmmmmkay…ya got me. I’ll bite…what? related to TBG Rule #3, I presume?

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

…related to TBG Rule #3, I presume?

Yes, all are the #3.

Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Chuck Norris?

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

Not cuneiformed (yet) but TBG would not argue with Chuck Norris either…but for vastly different reasons.

*For those keeping score at home:

TBG advocates the usage of TBG’s Internet Rule # 3 : “NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.” and it’s corollaries A) “…they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” or B) “…people might not be able to tell the difference.”

It appeared that Mike was violating this rule in his back and forth with GrandTango. TBG, concerned that perhaps Mike had been overserved eggnog and/or chicken wings, felt is was his civic duty to issue a subtle warning before the shit got REALZ things got out of hand.

Mike at the Beach December 31, 2014 at 8:48 am

You know I fall off of the Rule 3 wagon about once every month or two, but I’m getting better. We all have our cross to bear.

Sadist December 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I have to admit, I enjoy watching two flag worshipers argue about who is paranoid and loves the flag more.

I’m touching myself right now because of you two.

GrandTango December 31, 2014 at 6:15 am

Most pop culture Liberal-Tarians would slit my throat to PROVE to you how “open-minded” they are…so as to walk in lock step w/ you…They must have your favor and approval above all. They are insecure, needy subjects.

Which is my point about this site…

Most all of you…are in the same family…you either blatantly HATE America (like you) because you’re so Stupid, and unsophisticated you believe what the media tells you about our guilt. You’ve never been anywhere else, or if you have you’re too dull to apply reality…or they so fear not being seen as smart people (Mike) they concede to the ignorance on the level of which YOU practice…

When he attacks me, he simply does your bidding…You and Mike will both result in destruction for America, because you both represent corruption, deceit and failure in leadership…

A Dumb@$$ is a Dumb@#$$…you’re just a more active Dumb@$$…but he is your ally.

Rocky December 31, 2014 at 8:35 am

“You’ve never been anywhere else” – traveling to Hampton from Barnwell doesn’t make you a worldly person – based on your comments your a closed minded dumb@$$ who’s never been anywhere outside of the Core Confederate states of SC, GA, AL, and MS – and you sound like you were educated in those states as well. You talka about people who hate America. You hate everyone who disagrees with you – you’re hatred toward the President and his family borders on pure racism – hey Tango – post a picture and come out without your sheet on – David Duke loving POS.

GrandTango December 31, 2014 at 9:59 am

Ramble the Ignorance Highway much?

Sadist December 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm

You just made me cum. Open your mouth again.

Let's talk about NK instead December 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Anybody remember that time the US government was exposed for committing crimes against humanity by torturing people to get ‘intelligence’ that fit their drive to invade Iraq and citizens started calling for the procecution of the people responsible for the whole evil thing? Anybody?

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GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

F*#ked up in the head much???…

Your news must come from the America Hating Coffee Shop Intelligentsia…I’d LOVE to let you go confer with those innocent little terrorists we forced to give us intelligence that fit…I’ll give you a plane ticket if you go visit them…

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Let's talk about NK instead December 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Do you hit the bottle as soon as you get up or do you brush your tooth first?

Rocky on Tango December 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Can you go visit the graves of the 4,500 American kids killed in Iraq based on that great intel – you stupid ingorant moron pile of sheep sewage? And maybe then go give hugs and kisses to the 25,000 maimed Americans who your great intel helped suffer at the command of the Conservative idiot you elected – whilest my generation has to pay for the trillions of dollars of increased disability payments these vets will receive – jack ass.

Main Smear Media December 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

“FBI wins that race to the bottom”

In terms of actual damage caused, the CIA wins hands down…start with WMD and make your list from there.

At least the NYT’s was there to back up both agencies in the beginning.

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Mike at the Beach December 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

No fair…they weren’t in the balloting on this one!

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Rocky the queer December 30, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I agree. Dow Jones up 18,000 and I am fucking hot!!!

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Jacob January 3, 2015 at 12:11 am

The FBI is regarded by a majority of Americans as having a very professional and competent workforce. That’s because they do things like foil terrorist plots, arrest corrupt politicians, engage in counterintelligence, arrest people engaging in cyber crime, and happen to be the ones that literally everyone at the local level calls when something bad happens. You don’t do any of those things, so maybe you won the race to the bottom.

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Mike at the Beach January 3, 2015 at 12:43 am

You have no idea, clown… Although retired now (and gone from DC forever), I’ve punched every box on your silly little list over the past 30 years and as such I am *intimately* familiar with the amazing incompetence with which the FBI has been known to operate. I’ve seen it up close and personal, both on standard criminal cases here in the US and terr cases worldwide. Forget that entire books have been written on the subject, but keep in mind that just because someone posts anonymously here doesn’t mean that they’re doing so on a break from Call of Duty in our Mom’s basement. My point is this- don’t blindly defend the FBI out of some misplaced sense of loyalty, and keep an eye on the Sony case if you’re interested. There’s a very real chance that they screwed the pooch on this one, too.

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Great December 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Another “win” for US “intelligence”. To think, the Great Obama probably authorized a cyber attack on N. Korea as a result too….

Pretty much makes the US gov’t look like a bunch of assholes.

I wonder how they’d feel of N.Korea made a comedy about assassinating Obama.

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Great December 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

*of-if

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FastEddy23 December 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

They did that already … There are several recent slash and burn, raster blaster flicks in which the “bad guys” were the North Koreans and the target our own Occupant-in-Chief.

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Centrist View December 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Norse website:

Nifty map showing computer attacks around the world
http://map.ipviking.com/

Norse blog with Sony hacking posts
http://blog.norsecorp.com/

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Vikings were great hackers.

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FastEddy23 December 31, 2014 at 10:57 am

Noted: almost all of the hacking and attacking is directed at the USA. … Because they can.

Note that the #1 source is China … #2 is Seattle Washington … :>|

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euwe max December 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

This means *war*!!!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

It think this is to be preceded with, “You know?” and trailed by carrot munching.

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GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

What’s funny: FITS did not talk about the Hack because it made is isolationist stance look like the posture of a D@*n fool, like he and Sanford are…

And it revealed racists – or what passes for racists- among the pop culture elitists that FITS worships, and tries to emulate…

Noe we find out that Obama F*#ked up – and FITS bought into it……that EGG is all over FITS’ face….

Like the ISIS deal, FITS…you look more ignorant with every new day…

It’s no wonder FITS did not post for days….He looks like a F*#king idiot with everything he does…He’s shell-shocked…

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grandtangosuglydog December 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

and yet your lame ass fucking troll wanna be witha blog no one reads is here every dam day all day.

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Oh, You Have A Blog, Too? December 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

No shit. I’ve never witnessed anything so pitiful and shameless.

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grandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:49 am

no…i am here every dam day because i live in a homeless shelter and the computer is free and i smell so bad nobody wants to be around me and the computer…got it?

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Slartibartfast December 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I suppose it doesn’t matter that two fired, pissed-off ex-employees did it. That’s what Sony said..

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