Update: The FBI has now formally pointed the finger at North Korea. Read our report.
After nearly a month of debates and speculation about who is actually behind the devastating Sony hacks, it seems we’re finally starting to get some answers from more authoritative sources. As some reports suggested after Sony cancelled the release of its upcoming movie The Interview, US officials have now found North Korea responsible for the attacks on Sony, according to Reuters.
Furthermore, reports suggest the FBI will blame North Korea for the attacks before President Obama’s 1:30 PM EST press conference today. Reuters also suggests the investigation found a Chinese link here too. The US President is expected to speak about the hacks and suspects during his conference.
Update 11:00 AM EST – According to CNN, Sony executives have received an ultimatum from the hackers that tormented the company. The email reads, simply:
It is very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of the interview. It’ll be very useful for you.
We ensure the security of your data. Unless you make additional trouble.
Looks like they got what they wanted, for now. Sony might feel some relief now that it appears the leaks will stop. But the hackers still have the company in its grasp – that Sony bowed down and let the hackers win could certainly set a dangerous precedent.