The Chinese hacking group, Guardians of Peace (GOP) are believed to have links to North Korea according to press reports from the region describing a technology hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. At first blush one must ask, ‘why North Korea.” 

First stop would be, is Sony Pictures Entertainment releasing any films which may have a North Korean angle. And indeed Sony is, they are releasing the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, “The Interview.” The film is a comedy about two journalists recruited by the CIA to infiltrate North Korean and whack the supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. Given the inherent lack of sense of humor present in 21st century North Korea, the fact that they would retaliate against an entity which was releasing a film (albeit a comedy) which had at its core the death of their supreme leader, one should not be surprised if a North Korean hand is found to be present on the controls of the GOP hacking and subsequent publishing of stolen files by the GOP.


GOP posted a picture with their demands/admonishment

Hacked By #GOP
We’ve already warned you, and this is just a beginning.
We continue till our request be met.
We’ve obtained all your Internal data, Including your secrets and top secrets.
         If you don’t obey us, we’ll release data shown below to the world.
         Determine what will you do till November the 24th, 11:00 PM (GMT).
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