False FBI Bulletin Shows Problems In Reporting On Sony Hack
This week, the FBI warned of an impending cyberattack, and the media, rather then vet the false story, reported it without skepticism.By Ben Lawson | January 1, 2015
Reports that the same group responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures is planning another hack on a news organization have been shown to be false.
But an American freelance writer claims to be behind the story. David Garret Jr. says he made a threatening post on Pastebin as a joke "and to show that no one investigates anything."
The reports stemmed from an FBI bulletin, obtained by The Intercept, warning that the hacking group had a new target in mind.