Cyberwar Season 1 – Episode 2: The Sony Hack

So, I am on my second episode of “Cyberwar” hosted by Ben Makuch (@BMakuch) a national security reporter. Cyberwar is a show where Ben travels the world to meet with hackers, government officials, and dissidents to investigate the ecosystem of cyberwarfare.

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The first episode looked into the decentralized group of international activist hackers known as “Anonymous” while episode 2 explores The Sony Hack.  At that time (2014) the Sony Hack was one of the worst attacks against a corporation.  Not only were embarrassing emails released, personal health records of employees and their family and social security numbers to name a few were dumped.  North Korea was named the culprit and many people assumed it was due to an upcoming release of a movie titled ‘The Interview” about the assassination of the North Korea leader.

Ben was able to get an interview with a former Sony employee (Celina Chavanette), this was the first time someone from the inside spoke about the matter on camera and it was interesting to hear about the incident from her point of view.

Other compelling interviews were conducted which contradicted the government’s assertion North Korea was behind the hack

Overall, this was another great episode into the back story behind why Sony was a target by many entities and not just North Korea.

You can view the episode here or at the full link provided: https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/the-sony-hack/577177f4db3251f521db358f

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