Confirmed: US Cyber Attack Behind North Korean Internet Outage

December 23, 2014   |   ANTIMEDIA

ANTI-MEDIA Staff
December 22, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) Cyber terrorism is bad thing. In fact, according to the US government, it’s a major crime which is punishable by life in prison.

However, on the heels of Sony’s recent hacking and subsequent blaming of the North Korean government, the US has sanctioned its own cyber terror attack against North Korea, according to a credible source who contacted The Anti-Media. At the time of posting the article, North Korea has completely disappeared from the internet. The damage the US is hoping to do is not just intellectual, but is aimed at causing physical harm to the North Korean economy and by default its civilian population.

But it doesn’t stop there. According to our sources, the US is also planning on launching more cyber attacks against North Korea’s banking system which could start as early as tonight.

There’s more. Though not concrete, there is also talk of covert military actions against North Korean infrastructure which include: hospitals, military bases, and nuclear facilities in the very near future.

The most troublesome of all these acts is that it’s highly unlikely that the North Korean government was actually behind the hacking of Sony. Firstly, North Korean technology is years, if not decades behind current US cyber security standards. Secondly, North Korea had all but nothing to gain from hacking Sony. As we reported on Saturday, Sony employees with knowledge of their network security believe it was an inside job:

“My gut instinct was, ‘Oh no, is it the North Koreans?…For two seconds it was the North Koreans, and then the younger guys in our office who know way more about computers were, like, ‘No way. You’d have to know Sony’s network, it has to be somebody on the inside,” -Evan Goldberg, co-director of The Interview

Furthermore, hackers from the Anonymous Collective have also said that North Korea is not behind the hack:

“While the FBI, President Obama, and George Clooney seem thoroughly convinced that the Guardians of Peace are the work of Pyongyang—the name “Guardians of Peace” comes from a quote used by former President Richard Nixon describing South Korea—many hackers online have questioned the allocation of blame from Day One, including former Lulzsec hacker turned government information Sabu, who maintains they “don’t have the technical capabilities,” and Anonymous, who wrote, “we all know the hacks didn’t come from North Korea,” and threatened to launch further hacks against Sony if they don’t release the film online.”

Barack Obama has promised to retaliate against North Korea for hacking the Japanese company, and he has followed through on his promise it seems.

Why is the US government conducting cyber espionage against foreign governments over the hacking of a private corporation? Why have US officials placed sole blame on the North Korean government without having evidence that they were indeed behind the attack? Will the US be held to its own legal standard when it comes to being punished for cyber terrorism?

Let’s hope that this information can help prevent another needless US government incursion into a foreign government’s internal affairs.

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38 Comments

  1. U know.. north Korea could have paid someone though. . Just cuaw ethyl don't have the technology doesn't mean they aren't behind it

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  2. you're one special breed of master sheep ! o.O unbelievable

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  3. the U.S. is distracting us from:

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  4. That regime is a bubbling cauldron of incessant crimes against humanity. They need to collapse for sake of its people to reunite the Koreas on the right side of history.

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  5. The DEVIL is distracting you from your impending Judgment of Hell. He wants you to die in your sins. the DEVIL is real and so is Hell and Judgment Day. http://www.HowWillYOUDo.org

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  6. Joshua Cox. Cool story bro lol

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  7. Maxim Boivin I could argue you are as well… A lot of the arguments above are super flimsy at best, quoting the director of 'The Interview' hahahahaha cause that's credible, a guy who has no idea what is going on

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  8. With that logic, Australia could have paid someone too. Maybe even S. Africa. Fugg it, Venezuela paid someone to do it.

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  9. Yea cause Australia called the Interview 'An Act of war' idiot..

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  10. Not trying to be rude. What I'm saying is that you can't start a war by blaming it on a movie, or a remark that N Korea made. Dozens of countries despise the US, and it could have been easily any one of them. Yet, US cyber attacked N Korea off of this flimsy evidence. It makes no logical sense.

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  11. Richard Calleros That's fair, sorry for being RUDE. I'm just not sure we know enough either way… besides, how do we know this actually was the US cause it doesn't sound to me that it actually was…

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  12. You're right. This article doesn't really state their sources. Moving forward all parties should be cautious.

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  13. ….you lie, cheat, steal, murder, wage war and try to make us belive it is for our own good…..

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  14. I like your post. Except the end bit. I will always support the right for people to get married to whom ever they choose, because I support freedom, liberty, the destruction of tyranny, and am also a big fan of decency. All decent people will simply assume you must have made a mistake putting that nonsensical conservative drivel at the end.

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  15. As if South Korea is any better? They have corruption and exploitation from drugs, sex trafficking, attacks on Leftist groups and Unionists, etc.. Plus they're just a Satellite nation controlled by Western Powers. There's no 'right side' of history just political warmongers on all sides. Both Regimes would have to fall so a new one, independent of Stalinization and Western Capitalism can reunite and free the country.

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  16. Jonny Flint No Jonny, He saying the change by the government to allow 10% of the population to dictate the morals, or lack there of, for the country is a step back wards just like the rest of his list. If you don't agree, that's fine, but a minority should not tell the majority what is moral or not. It's not about freedom, it's about a religious ceremony that was co-opted by the government to get tax money. Marriage license fees is a tax.

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  17. Then why isn't he upset about straight marriage as well? Is there no tax for straight marriages?

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  18. I would not be surprised to hear North Korea is not behind the attacks.

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  19. USA are at it again, recently it was Iraq (completely illegal destroying families) now they spurt out the word Korea because Kim jon hyung was a joke last year making stupid videos about blowing up USA. America seem to pick the weakest until they will finally admit they want global dominants in the name of freedoms.

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  20. Seems to me that this is more of false flag initiated by the US government from the start, including the Hacking of Sony corp.

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  21. How can North Korea even HAVE HACKERS – THEY HAVE NO ELECTRICITY ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!?!?! This is FAKE as FUCK. Obama wants a WAR – WAKE THE FLOCK UP

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  22. Maxim Boivin LOL- LOVE THAT ONE! One special breed of master sheep!

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  23. As much as you can point out they're being hypocritical they can do what they want to North Korea if you ask me

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  24. Jonny Flint objectively marriage is bullshit. dictating the lives of two people by not allowing them to marry simply because of their gender is even more bullshit.

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  25. You're kidding me. South Korea doesn't operate prison camps, starve their citizens, or spend billions on their military while neglecting the basic needs of their countrymen. If you think South Koreans are no worse off than North Koreans, that's simply not true.

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  26. This is hogwash!

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  27. The "weakest" seem to talk the most shit. Plus, don't blame all Americans for the shortcomings of our government. That makes you much more ignorant than the ignorance you are trying to point out.

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  29. Joshua Cox You mean their sexuality. Their gender was never in question. Seems to be a bit of Christian hatred just thrown in at the end there, nor has the poster suggested otherwise.

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  30. Richard Calleros wasn't South Africa we don't have internet or better yet electricity i am busy sending out this message VIA smoke signals.

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  31. thats right keep pushing kims buttons and watch him push his big red one , he is mad enough to do it too, nukes for xmas anyone?

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  32. What kind of rabble rousing site is this!? Jesus people, look at the headlines! Given to us "by a credible source!?" Fuck that. Anyone can say that. This is sa sight meant to manipulate you and create an angry mob. Read the fucking headlines. It's hyperbolically exaggerated and doesn't even rest on a foundation of anything close to "facts."
    If you want to get pissed at something, look to the real problems inside your country because they are bountiful. But stay away from this bullshit warehouse.

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