Thursday, December 18, 2014

Prediction: Some GOOD Hackers Broke Into Sony & Sold Access to the NORKs

One of my mantras is that "Creativity cannot exist in a repressive environment." The North Koreans simply don't have the environment to foster decent hackers. Sure, NORK "script kiddies" can launch DDoS attacks on select targets, and they might even hold relatives of South Koreans hostage to lever themselves into media outlets in the South. But to break into to Sony Pictures so thoroughly? Get serious! Any smart cyber brains in the North have their IQs cut in half out of sheer fear of their emotional-pygmy leader. So my serious advice to the FBI is…yup…follow the money and find out who broke into Sony and sold the goodies to the Un-geniuses.

Oh, wait. The FBI is barely qualified to compete in a cyber version of The Special Olympics. And the NSA isn't about to give away their inventory of Zero-day exploits.

So again, Sony, my advice is to CALL THE MOSSAD.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Mr Bennett

    ++ We have long known that members of the North Korean dictatorship love the world of Hollywood. They even kidnapped Oriental actor and director

    The former North Korean dictator's kidnapped a director and his actress-wife, held them captive separately for five years, and finally hired them to make North Korean films.

    Kim's obituary only makes passing reference to the kidnapping of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and his Choi Eun-hee in 1978, but a 2003 Guardian article on the bizarre incident goes far into what transpired between the dear leader and Shin in the eight years before the filmmaker escaped North Korea for good.


    After being kidnapped, Shin -- who had been described as South Korea's answer to Orson Welles because of his groundbreaking film working during the '60s and '70s -- tried to escape, which landed him in Prison No. 6, a place where he was fed grass, salt and rice for four years. Then, out of the blue one day in 1983, Shin was released and reunited with his thought-to-be-dead wife at a reception, where Kim presented the pair with his vision for the future of North Korean filmmaking.

    Kim, who wrote multiple books on film, considered himself a film theorist. As he wrote in 'The Cinema and Directing':

    "The basic duty of the creative group is to make revolutionary films of high ideological and artistic value, which make an effective contribution to arming people fully with the Party's monolithic ideology and which imbue the whole of society with the great Juche idea."

    Following his "release," Shin made seven films with Kim Jong Il -- who acted as executive producer -- including 'Pulgasari,' a North Korean take on 'Godzilla' that the Guardian once described as a "terrifically bad movie."

    After their escape to the American embassy in Vienna during a trip in 1986, Kim claimed that Shin and Choi were kidnapped by Americans. Shin Sang-ok died in Seoul, South Korea in April of 2006;

    ++ With many forms of cybercrime and hacking there is another simpler possibility if penetration has been so deep:

    Maybe they already knew where to look

    So the source is a SONY employee who voluntarily or involuntarily has facilitated the entry. perhaps.

    As 'The Interview' is pulled, does this mean North Korea wins?

    Few years ago a South Korean warship was sunk and nothing happened. Several sailors died.

    What can you do with a government mad protected by the Chinese ?


Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?