Some computer security experts believe North Korea is behind the attack. The intrusion featured some of the same Korean-language malware that Kim’s minions used to take down television and bank networks in South Korea about two years ago.
That’s hardly conclusive evidence since hackers often share their tools. But the North Korean mission to the United Nations didn’t deny responsibility, coyly telling the BBC, “I kindly advise you to just wait and see.”
If Kim did order the cyberhit it will confirm North Korea’s reputation for perversity. In retaliation for a movie that portrays him as a reclusive, overly sensitive evil dictator he responds . . . like a reclusive, overly sensitive evil dictator.