Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea.
December 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
I tend to believe N. Korea didn’t have anything to do with it either. North Korea doesn’t have a huge base of technological masterminds. Even if Sony’s security was crummy, I can’t see N. Korea spying on a private company like Sony, then carrying out all the things that would have had to have happened for the story to be true as portrayed.
Everyone seems to be eager to pin the blame for the Sony hack on North Korea. However, I think it’s unlikely. Here’s why:1. The broken English looks deliberately bad and doesn’t exhibit any of the classic comprehension mistakes you actually expect to see in “Konglish”. i.e it reads to me like an English speaker pretending to be bad at writing English.
2. The fact that the code was written on a PC with Korean locale & language actually makes it less likely to be North Korea. Not least because they don’t speak traditional “Korean” in North Korea, they speak their own dialect and traditional Korean is forbidden. This is one of the key things that has made communication with North Korean refugees difficult. I would find the presence of Chinese far more plausible.See here – http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/30/world/asia/30iht-dialect.2644361.html?_r=0
This change in language is also most…
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