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"A Lot of Attacks from Western Countries Go through China," Says Bruce Schneier

  • Graeme Burton
  • Computing
  • August 20, 2015

The attack on Sony Pictures over the film The Interview was perpetrated by North Korea, according to security expert Bruce Schneier.

The former chief technology officer of BT Managed Security Solutions, now CTO at Resilient Systems, had expressed scepticism at the time of the attack that the secretive dictatorship had been behind the attack, motivated by the theme of the film: two hapless American agents who were supposed to assassinate the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

But in a video keynote speech at LinuxCon 2015, Schneier claimed that he had changed his mind. “Many of us, including myself, were skeptical for several months. By now it does seem obvious that it was North Korea, as amazing as that sounds,” he said…

Sony Hackers: It's Not the North Korean Government, nor an Insider, Suggests Security Expert Bruce Schneier

  • Graeme Burton
  • Computing
  • December 15, 2014

Cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier has suggested that the hackers behind the devastating hack and leak of internal data from Sony Pictures is neither the work of the North Korean government, nor of insiders.

"At this point, the attacks seem to be a few hackers and not the North Korean government. (My guess is that it’s not an insider, either). That we live in the world where we aren’t sure if any given cyber attack is the work of a foreign government or a couple of guys should be scary to us all," he wrote in a blog post.

Instead, he added, …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.