Sony Pictures is still reeling from the hacking attack that shook the Japanese company s entertainment arm. Despite the alleged North Korea connection behind the attack, the jury is still out on who s actually responsible. In a new development, Bloomberg reports that the hack originated from a hotel in Thailand. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in IndiaAlso Read - PlayStation 5 going on a diet? Retailer leaks lightweight PS5 in works
According to the publication, the Sony Pictures leak has allegedly been traced back to St. Regis hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. According to the publication s source, cybersecurity experts have traced the digital footprints of these hackers back to the five-star hotel. They however are not ruling out the possibility that these hackers could have remotely leached the hotel s high-speed Internet connection to carry out the attack. Also Read - Xbox Series X/S could get PlayStation 5 inspired controller upgrade in future
While #GOP aka Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the hack, the cybersecurity experts claim that the MO is quite similar to that of DarkSeoul. This is a hackers group with suspected links to North Korea. The group is infamous for having attacked South Korean banks and media companies last year.
North Korea has already denied any involvement in this attack, and diplomat said yesterday, My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy. He further said that this hack might be a righteous deed of its supporters or sympathizers.
Sony Pictures has struggled to get back up on its feet since the cyber attack on November 24. The hackers were able to get their hands on nearly 1,100GB worth of sensitive data that includes executive salary information , sensitive celebrity data, social security numbers of employees and passwords to Sony digital products. The hackers also leaked movie screeners of five Sony movies including Brad Pit-starrer Fury, Annie, Mr. Turner, Still Alice, and To Write Love on Her Arms, onto torrent websites.