FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday adamantly defended his bureau’s conclusion that North Korea was behind the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, revealing new evidence and claiming those questioning the North Korea connection “don’t have the facts that I have.”
The U.S. government for weeks has faced skepticism from private-sector cybersecurity analysts, many of whom say the attack may have been an inside job by a former Sony employee.
In what amounted to the U.S. government’s most detailed explanation to date of the evidence it has linking North Korea to the hack, Comey said he has “very high confidence” Pyongyang was behind it and disclosed new details.
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More than 1,000 people died when the General Slocum, a passenger steamship, caught fire in New York’s East River in 1904. It was the city’s worst loss-of-life disaster until the attacks of September 11, 2001. Van Schaick, the ship’s captain, was convicted of negligence and failure to maintain fire safety equipment and received a 10-year sentence. He was paroled after serving 3½ years in prison and later pardoned by President Taft. Why were most of the passengers unable to escape the fire? More… Discuss
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