North Korea has been exposed as the Sony hacker. The Free Beacon reports:
The Trump administration on Thursday disclosed new intelligence information on North Korean cyber attacks, including the attack on Sony, theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank, and attempted hacking of defense contractor Lockheed Martin.
The leader behind the North Korean cyber activities was identified in a criminal complaint as Park Jin Hyok, head of a North Korean government hacking cell that also carried out the ransomware attack known as WannaCry, and hacks against U.S. defense contractors, university faculty, technology companies, virtual currency exchanges, and U.S. electric utilities.
Park operated with a team of North Korean government hackers mainly from Dalian, China, at a North Korean front company called Chosen Expo Joint Venture, a computer programming and information technology company that did work for clients around the world.
“In sum, the scope and damage of the computer intrusions perpetrated and caused by the subjects of this investigation, including Park, is virtually unparalleled,” said FBI Agent Nathan P. Shields in an affidavit submitted to a federal magistrate in Los Angeles.
While many have speculated that this was true, this can now justify President Trump’s increased sanctions against North Korea.