N. Korean Spy Did It
… Says Dept. of Justice
The Department of Justice is charging a North Korean spy for the notorious Sony hacking that despatched shock waves round Hollywood.
The DOJ charged Park Jin Hyok because the mastermind behind the 2014 cyber assault that uncovered tons of the studio’s inside emails. It finally led to the ousting of a number of of Sony’s high executives.
The assault additionally got here simply earlier than the studio’s launch of “The Interview” – the satirical flick depicting Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s characters’ plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. A bunch that took credit score, on the time, for the hacking made terroristic threats in opposition to theaters, and Sony blinked … yanking the film from a giant display screen launch.
According to the DOJ … Hyok carried out the hack on behalf of North Korea’s spy company. The FBI first pointed the finger at N. Korea again in 2014, however the DOJ fees make it official … allegedly.
For hacking Sony and concentrating on others, Park was charged with 1 rely of conspiracy to commit pc fraud and abuse and 1 rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He faces as much as 25 years in jail if convicted. Of course, they need to catch him first.
The hack wiped information from 1000’s of Sony computer systems whereas additionally revealing tremendous delicate data … like the very fact Seth earned $2 million greater than James for a similar film. Another e-mail uncovered a famed producer who dangerous mouthed Angelina Jolie.
Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims “unwavering faith in President Trump.” Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it completed collectively!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) September 6, 2018
BTW … the fees had been introduced hours after President Trump praised Kim Jong-un. Awkward.