While several security researchers have come out with evidence linking groups such as the Lizard Squad to the Sony Pictures attack last year, the government is sticking to its guns in its accusation that the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is in fact directly responsible.
The Sony hack drama continued on Saturday, as U.S. officials rejected North Korea’s offer to conduct a joint investigation to find the culprits behind the data breach and threats that caused Sony to cancel the release of the $44 million anti-North Korean comedy, The Interview.
Instead, the White House reiterated North Korea’s culpability and made overtures to China, requesting they help the U.S. “respond proportionately” to the Sony hack.
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