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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:21 PM

 

"Too much Sony drama"



http://www.zdnet.com/article/zero-day-weekly-icann-hacked-critical-github-vuln-too-much-sony-drama/

The threat became a convenient foil for Sony's worsening headlines, and has been re-reported to extremes, fanning flames of terrorist attack hysteria from Hollywood to Fox News, to the US Government. As media attention shifted to the alleged threat, the White House decided that the Sony hack was now a 'serious national security matter'. Despite the lack of credible evidence that North Korea is behind the attack, and the FBI saying there's nothing linking North Korea to the Sony hack, many now believe it to be true, helped along with outlets like the Washington Post stating "intelligence officials" believe with "99% certainty it's gotta be North Korea.

The whole thing turned into even more of a three-ring circus Wednesday when the New York Times and other outlets announced that an 'unnamed source' at the White House said it was North Korea, followed by a named source from the White House Thursday morning saying the White House refused to confirm North Korea as the culprit.

By Thursday, the amount of respected infosec professionals, researchers, hackers and professional security researchers calling the North Korea theory out as BS is truly a news story unto itself. Sony's poor reaction to everything about this attack isn't escaping seasoned infosec industry members. One called it "beyond the realm of the stupid."



Interesting links in article.

Initially, the hackers were demanding money, is that correct?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:10 PM

1. Things have just gotten too fucking weird

And there's no end in sight.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:30 PM

2. Thanks for this.

 

Well-deserved Kick!

And, yes. Excellent links within the article.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:55 PM

3. It is something to take our minds off other things more important to us.

But I don't watch the TV so I would guess it is 24/7 outrage and speculation...sucking the air out of how badly they are or about to fuck us.
And it works every single time...you would think by now we would get it but we don't.
Torture report is fading away...cops shooting people is fading away...Cromnebus is gone and done with...TPP is next.
And the new boogie man?...North Korea to add to the Isis fear campain...the media plays us like a fiddle.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:10 PM

5. The media has turned into a circus of fear mongering.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:09 PM

4. Sony was fending off the hackers demands for almost four weeks...if it began with money, what

the fuck is the media not telling us that?

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