By now you have likely heard that Sony Pictures has been hacked. The initial reports suggested that the attack could have been sanctioned by North Korea, although North Korea denied this recently. Well, now a recent report from Bloomberg has revealed some additional details.
Now it looks like the leak of Sony Pictures’ details could have originated from Bangkok, Thailand. The attack was traced to the St. Regis hotel, a five-star hotel, but the attackers could have used the hotel’s high-speed internet instead. Bloomberg’s source remains anonymous. If true, we now know where things originated, but not who did it.
Cybersecurity experts traced the digital footprints of these hackers back to the hotel, but it should be noted that the attack could have been carried out remotely with the hackers using the hotel’s open network. Starwood Hotels & Resorts who owns the St. Regis have not commented yet or issued any official statement. It looks like the hackers attacked Sony Pictures based on a grudge since they do not appear to be demanding money. Maybe it was a political statement. Hackers also sent threatening messages to Sony Pictures employees recently too. We still don’t know who are behind the attacks, but that info may come soon.