Could an upcoming Seth Rogen-James Franco satire about North Korea have triggered last week’s devastating computer attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment?
On Sunday, Sony internet technicians were still wrestling with the fallout from a paralyzing hacker attack the previous Monday that left the computer, email and phone systems at the TV and movie studio inoperable. A group calling itself Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened to release sensitive corporate data.
But Sony has not identified the source of the takedown, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. Among the theories investigators are checking is that North Korea, or someone operating on its behalf, launched the cyber attack in retribution for “The Interview,” another knowledgeable individual told TheWrap.
Well, yeah. They warned us already.
Although I was not impressed with their victimhood status considering the video they made that I noted there. Not to mention this one.
Still, I suppose Seth Rogen and James Franco should lawyer up just in case we go along with The Un's fantasy world of blame.
Why do they hate us, indeed.
UPDATE: A late update is that perhaps North Korean fanboys in East Asia did the hacking rather than North Korea doing it. You'll have to scroll down quite a bit to get to the Sony part.