Will China Help The U.S. Investigate Sony Hack?
The U.S. is asking for China's aid in investigating the Sony cyber attack, although North Korean hackers might've used Chinese networks.By Christian Bryant | December 20, 2014
So now, things are getting confusing. In an effort to investigate the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the U.S. has reportedly reached out to several countries for help — including China.
We say confusing because China is one of the countries implicated in the attack. An unnamed U.S. official told Reuters earlier this week China might've played a part in the Sony hack. Neither the FBI nor any other U.S. agency have confirmed that bit of information.
The U.S. asking for China's help makes sense considering Beijing's relationship with Pyongyang, especially when it comes to the Internet. North Korea has a limited Internet infrastructure and most likely relied on China's networks to carry out the attack.