ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

You'll likely remember the huge Sony hacks scandal that blew up late last year, causing thousands of the company's sensitive internal e-mails to be exposed online for all to see.

The accusative fingers of the Western world all pointed towards one culprit, thought to have targeted Sony in response to the offensive depiction of Kim Jong Un in The Interview - that culprit was, of course, North Korea.

Now, a new documentary exploring the cyber-controversy has unearthed some disturbing allegations claiming the attack on Sony may well have been orchestrated, not by the Communist Korean nation, but by someone on the inside.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer - the masterminds behind 2013's Oscar-nominated movie The Square - are working on a documentary set to blow the lid off the Sony debacle and expose the sinister truth at the heart of the hacks; a truth this country might not be prepared to hear...

Although FireEye, the security organization Sony enlisted for help, claims the attack originated from abroad, others believe the hackers were too familiar with company's server infrastructure and thus had to have involved a traitorous Sony employee.

Further suspicions have arisen over legitimate doubts about North Korea's ability to carry out such a sophisticated operation, the isolated country hardly known for its technological superiority. The only group to take responsibility for the operation thus far is the Guardians of Peace, a faceless organization that could well be American.

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

But filmmakers Noujaim and Amer aren't only concerned with lifting the shroud of mystery surrounding this scandal - they also plan to address more wider concerns surrounding cybersecurity in the digital age. More than ever, global corporations are finding themselves vulnerable to being crushed by the mere touch of a button. Amer said:

The Sony story is an important chapter in this larger issue. The analysts and experts we speak to see it as the 9/11 of cyberattacks, and the implications will be felt for years to come.

I look forward to finding out more when the documentary is finished...providing the studio isn't brought down by hackers before then.

[Source: THR]


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