NSA Hacked North Korea Years Before Sony Hack
The New York Times reports the NSA knew North Korea hacked Sony because the NSA had hacked into North Korea years ago.By Ben Lawson | January 18, 2015
Nearly a month ago, the U.S. government openly blamed North Korea for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but in the weeks that followed, officials gave virtually no evidence on how they drew that conclusion.
But The New York Times cites government sources who say the U.S. knew it was North Korea because the National Security Administration had already hacked into the hermit kingdom years ago.
The paper claims the NSA gained access to North Korean internet systems in 2010 and planted malware capable of tracking the activity of computers used by the country's hackers. (Video via Euronews)