The comments from one of the most powerful man on the planet, President Barack Obama which blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures cyberattack was not without substance. It was a part of an ultra secret penetration of the North Korea Computer system by the National Security Agency according to a report confirmed by NBC.
The Times has reported that NSA had penetrated the North Korean Computer system much before the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. It was the evidence gleaned from the penetration of North Korea’s hacking activities that persuaded Obama and other officials that it was all North Korea’s mischief.
The US intelligence agencies did not have any foreboding of an eminent threat of Sony Hacking while it monitored the North Korean computers and it was only on November 24 that US government learned of the Sony Attack.
FBI Director James Comey said that the North Koreans had become ‘sloppy’ in hiding their tracks.