FBI: North Korea „got sloppy” with IP addresses in Sony hack
The FBI continued to insist Wednesday that North Korea was responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. FBI Director James Comey said at a New York cybersecurity conference that North Korea “got sloppy” when it attempted to use proxy servers that would mask the attacks.
Apparently, North Korea forgot to conceal some of their activities with the proxy servers, which resulted in the FBI discovering messages that were linked to IP addresses that North Korea „exclusively used,” Comey said.
When North Korea realized it made a mistake, it rectified the situation, but Comey said it was too late and the FBI “saw where it was coming from,” reported Wired.
The Sony data breach is also linked to North Korean-developed malware, which the isolated nation supposedly used to break into South Korean banks last year, he said.
While Comey shared a few more tidbits into…
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