U.S. Intelligence Chief Says North Korea Could Strike Again
Speaking at an intelligence conference, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained how he knows North Korea was behind the Sony hack.By Christian Bryant | January 7, 2015
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper doubled down Wednesday on the belief that North Korea carried out the hack on Sony and even named the person who might've authorized the attack.
"My dinner host was General Kim [Yong Choi], a four-star general in charge of the Reconnaissance General Bureau — the RGB. The organization responsible for overseeing the attack against Sony," Clapper said at a cyber security conference at Fordham University.
That was Clapper referencing his dinner meeting with General Kim Yong Choi last year to help secure the release of former American hostages Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. According to Clapper, Kim would've been the one to give the green-light for the cyber attack.