It Wasn’t North Korea’s Strength That Beat Sony

The North Korea-sponsored hackers that humbled Sony ended up looking brilliant in a devious, malevolent way. I’m sure they were treated to a hero’s reward (geek version) in Pyongyang or wherever in the world they’re based.
But thinking about this sorry episode, I realized that Sony’s key weakness—the Achilles heel that was crucial to these hackers’ success—wasn’t in the company’s computer security systems, and wasn’t in the private, sensitive information behind their porous firewalls.
Sure, the hackers ferreted out and then dumped (on a western media that was all too willing to play along) a huge amount of embarrassing data. But in Read More

Source: Return of Kings

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