Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

As also mentioned here, it’s absolutely naïve to believe only N. Korea or Iran are possibly involved. Russia and China have more sophisticated and highly trained personnel than both nations, yet could’ve been trained or given Russian/Chinese personnel to carry out the dirty work on their soil as to have the trail lead only back to Iran and N. Korea in order to mask the true origins.

 

The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the “sole entity” in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News on Thursday.

The source pointed to the sophistication of malware “modules or packets” that destroyed the Sony systems — on a level that has not been seen from North Korea in the past — but has been seen from Iran, China and Russia.

There is no evidence of a forced entry into the Sony systems, pointing to an insider threat or stolen credentials. And the first emails sent to Sony, described as blackmail or extortion, included demands unrelated to the movie. Continue reading