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Published on Dec 19, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that North Korea is behind the cyberattack on Sony last month that's led to the release of stolen emails and social security numbers and the cancellation of The Interview. The FBI formally identified North Korea's government as culprit in the hack this morning, following anonymous reports from US officials Wednesday evening. North Korea has been widely suspected to be behind these attacks for weeks.
"SUCH ACTIONS OF INTIMIDATION FALL OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS OF ACCEPTABLE STATE BEHAVIOR."
"We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there," the bureau writes, saying that this hack emphasizes why cyberattacks are among the biggest national security threats. "North Korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a US business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves. Such actions of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior."