Dec 292014

FBI briefed on alternate Sony hack theory

Apparently some folks who know about such things believe that Sony wasn’t hacked by the Norks, but by disgruntled Sony employees. I don’t know diddly squat about hacking, but that in at least one way makes sense… if, as has been reported, the hackers got a terabyte of data… getting it out via the internet would take freakin’ forever. Simply plugging a portable hard drive into a networked computer there in the building would take hours and hours.

The Norks would make reasonable patsies here due to “The Interview.”

Hopefully the end result will be improved cybersecurity, whoever was at fault. The notion that China could shut down the US power grid fills me with an uncomfortableness.



Unrelated: imagine if a Republican President did this…

Military couple have their wedding moved HOURS before ceremony because President Obama wanted to play golf

 Posted by at 9:34 pm
  • Rick

    “laid off”? is that like “former government officials”, “security contractors” and “military advisors” that are what we name our people for plausible deniability’s sake?

  • Polaris1

    (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama personally apologized to a bride last weekend after discovering his golf plans had forced an Army couple to move the location of their wedding.

    A source familiar with the incident said neither Obama nor White House staff were informed that the couple had been told to move their ceremony, rather the golf course manager made the decision unilaterally.

    • Rick

      can’t blame the Prez because everyone wants to kiss his butt. Calling to apologize before days of blaming someone else, that’s new and a good thing

    • Brianna

      Nice to see him behaving with consideration and respect, for a change.

  • Peter Hanely

    If the North Koreans are behind the attack they almost certainly outsourced the execution.

    • publiusr

      One good thing about being backwards is that hacks are pretty much one way. If your reactors are of 1950s vintage–it’s all by hand.
      I’m a retro-technocrat. Rockets and reactors I love. Computers–outside of web-surfing–I loathe.