Comments on: How to bring North Korea to its cyber-knees http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Barondeholbach http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-108346 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:14:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-108346 So they drop DVD’s of the movie on N Korea,the folks who dare to watch it get caught and executed for their pains.Dumb idea when you think about it.

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By: JeffHB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-108152 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:24:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-108152 My guess is that folks will grow tired of this story pretty quickly. It is entertaining to talk about how the US will “retaliate”, but impractical to retaliate meaningfully in a manner that does not ultimately demean the USA more than anything else. Hopefully Western governments are looking at the Sony hack as an opportunity to educate businesses like Sony on cybersecurity.

Seriously, does anyone understand how idiotic Sony was about protecting their own reputations and their own intellectual property? A major media company can afford to implement truly secure private communications that are not exposed to the internet at all, for projects like multimillion dollar movies. A major media company cannot afford to have senior executives who gossip like 12 year old girls on email.

In a free market economy, no government can afford to protect idiots from their own idiocy. We could have just let Sony swing in the breeze. That’s what competition is about, right? Let the morons die so the smart guys can grab their market share. Next time,let them swing, please.

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By: JoshuaS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-108021 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:54:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-108021 They should just provide free wifi for all North Korean and drop solar powered chrome books to regular citizens. The country is barely online as it is. Information is the most threatening thing to the North Korean government.

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By: fixerdave http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-108011 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:05:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-108011 The suggestions for retaliation are absurd. They suggest state-sponsored military officers, employed as cyber-weapons technologists, are somehow juvenile delinquents that can be threatened by slander or fear the loss of a personal computer. Either they are classic crackers, breaking into systems for bragging rights, or they are state-sponsored cyber-warriors. Make up your mind.

If the latter, and the US government has stated they believe this to be true, then the responses need to be at the state level as well. Two possibilities come to mind:

1) Set up an official NSA filesharing site that hosts this DVD, and perhaps also allows other parodies to be uploaded as well. Basically, set up a target site and dare the North Korean teams to take it down. It would be very public and fun too. The NSA is huge, with a correspondingly huge budget that is literally 4 times larger than North Korea’s entire GDP. If the NSA can’t keep a website up in the face of an international hack, the US government should fire the lot of them.

2) Stamp out a few thousand copies of the DVD, load them into the bomb bay of a B2, and deliver them to Pyongang. That should pretty much show all the North Korean people that their leader, and their military, isn’t all they say they are. The B2 is supposed to be a super-stealthy first-strike aircraft capable of penetrating sophisticated air defence systems. It was ridiculously expensive to build. If a B2 can’t do this, then Northrop Grumman should be removed from the US military supply chain, forever.

The NSA and Northrop Grumman cost the US taxpayer a significant amount of money. If this truly is a state-sponsored cyber-attack then maybe it’s time the they started earning it.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107901 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:24:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107901 Definitely by making “The Interview” a 1000 episode sitcom played only in theaters that all free speech conscious people will be obliged to watch at $20 per show. What a low IQ audience went to the theaters to watch that ridiculous movie to show their support for the free speech.

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By: neverquit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107871 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:04:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107871 “U.S. cyber teams could also pose online as commentators and ruin the hackers’ reputations among any communities they belong to” Are any of these suggestions serious? Or have entire world governments turned into giant junior high schools? These are North Korean hackers. The suggestions that the US would disrupt their “bitcoin accounts” or record “every website they visit” as revenge simply indicates utter ignorance about North Korea on the part of this writer.

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By: thenext100 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107738 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 04:22:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107738 Corporations must be protected by the government as well as individuals for the economy to thrive. Even very large corporations do not have the resources to protect themselves against nation states. Even back water rat holes like NK. We need corporations, even large ones for a healthy economy. The idea that corporations is the enemy of the middle class is ridiculous. Thats where the jobs and most of all the stability come from.

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By: Sherpa1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107730 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:22:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107730 Me thinks it is a a really well planned publicity stunt, on someone’s part.

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107644 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:28:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107644 Few people have computers, let alone access to the internet. But everybody appears to have a video machine. There is an underground video market where North Koreans seem to be able smuggle in forbidden foreign movies. That is the way to get some videos into North Korea. Whether this rather tasteless and silly satire would be the best-suited propaganda is another question. Some people are bound to find it offensive.

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By: SixthRomeo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/23/how-to-bring-north-korea-to-its-cyber-knees/#comment-107635 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:54:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36703#comment-107635 Interesting, how the anarchists support the hackers, both are criminal by their very nature; as if anyone expected anything different. The same anarchists support and participate in the “protests” recently occurring in the USA, it isn’t about police being racist, it is about anarchists believing the police have no authority over them. Anarchy is one of the world’s biggest problems right now.

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