U.S.: No alternate leads in Sony hack

Norse’s senior vice president of market development said that just the quickness of the FBI’s conclusion that North Korea was responsible was a red flag.

“When the FBI made the announcement so soon after the initial hack was unveiled, everyone in the [cyber] intelligence community kind of raised their eyebrows at it, because it’s really hard to pin this on anyone within days of the attack,” Kurt Stammberger said in an interview as his company briefed FBI investigators Monday afternoon.

via U.S.: No alternate leads in Sony hack – Tal Kopan – POLITICO.

From:  The FBI’s North Korea evidence is nonsense 

The reason it’s nonsense is that the hacker underground shares code. They share everything: tools, techniques, exploits, owned-systems, botnets, and infrastructure. Different groups even share members. It is implausible that North Korea would develop it’s own malware from scratch.

Above article dated 12/19/2014.  It appears the FBI may be doubling down on their theories to save face.  Their conclusions got POTUS to make a speech about this and if it turns out it was all nonsense that makes him look bad too.

As a fan of author Tom Clancy’s early works I found this quote funny.  From: Researcher: Sony Hack Was Likely an Inside Job by a Woman Named “Lena”

This sounds much more plausible to me than a crack North Korean cyber-commando squad, or whichever Tom Clancy wet dream has been floating between the White House and the New York Times.