Sony Hack: N.S.A. Broke Into North Korea's Network Before Attack on Studio (Report)

January 19, 2015 3:18 AM

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The U.S. government's confidence that North Korea was behind the unprecedented hack on Sony Pictures owed much to the N.S.A.'s penetration and tracking of Pyongyang's Internet activity, the New York Times reports.

Newly disclosed N.S.A. documents as well as testimony from computer experts and former U.S. and foreign officials reveal that the American spy agency had embedded itself deep into North Korea's cyber connections to the outside world as far back as 2010, including networks in China, those in Malaysia...

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