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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:12 PM

Wait. What? The North Koreans hacked us?

They broke in to privately owned servers and devices, lifted the content and are now using that information gained to control us and keep us fearful?

Who do they think they are? The NSA?


Seriously though, how bad is it that our supposed national security apparatus is useless for protecting us despite their expense and sophistication? Even worse, the enemy isn't doing to us that own so-called defenders aren't doing to us all the time.

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Reply Wait. What? The North Koreans hacked us? (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Dec 2014 OP
HappyMe Dec 2014 #1
B2G Dec 2014 #2
LanternWaste Dec 2014 #3
Bluenorthwest Dec 2014 #4
Chiyo-chichi Dec 2014 #5

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:19 PM

1. I think they only hacked into Sony.

Which revealed just how crappy their top execs are. I think that the hackers have Sony by the short hairs, because I think that there are more dirty laundry emails.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:23 PM

2. Anonymous has been curiously quiet on this

 

Interesting.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:29 PM

3. North Korea hacked a Japanese multi-national conglomerate. I don't think "us" is accurate.

North Korea hacked a Japanese multi-national conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo. I don't think "us" is accurate.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:34 PM

4. Sony Pictures is not 'us' it is a Japanese based international corporation.

 

Our national security apparatus is not involved in protecting Amy Pascal's emails.

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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:35 PM

5. I'm trying to figure out how to reconcile the supposed existance of "Bureau 121"...

this squadron of elite North Korean hackers...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2861724/In-North-Korea-hackers-handpicked-pampered-elite.html

with the satellite photos we have all seen of North Korea in virtually pitch blackness at night while S. Korea and China are fully lit up....

and Suki Kim, who was recently on the Daily Show with her book about teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. She said the best & brightest students, some of whom were studying computer science, did not know of the existence of the Internet.

So they don't have the Internet, they barely have electricity... and yet they have trained 1,800 super hackers?

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