The United States National Security Agency knew in advance that North Korea was about to hack into Sony’s systems, according to The New York Times.
The NSA apparently penetrated North Korea’s network through several vectors, including Chinese networks used to connect with the rest of the world and hacker connections in Malaysia. The NSA was able to burrow in using the networks of South Korea and other allies.
Leveraging the South Korean network was referenced in this now-unclassified NSA document published by Der Spiegel.
The evidence gathered by the NSA reportedly spurred President Obama’s accusation that North Korea was behind last year’s cyberattacks on Sony.
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