(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose “costs and consequences” on those responsible.
It was the first time the United States has directly accused another country of a cyberattack of this nature on American soil.
The “destructive nature” of the attack, which led the big Hollywood studio to pull a movie depicting North Korea’s leader amid threats, coupled with “its coercive nature,” set it apart from previous cyber intrusions, the FBI said.
“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” the FBI said in a statement.
“North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens toexpress themselves,” it said. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior.”
The FBI said technical analysis of malware used in the Sony attack found links to malware that “North Korean actors” had developed and found a “significant overlap” with “other malicious cyber activity” previously linked to Pyongyang.
T-Mobile has agreed to refund customers for unwanted third-party charges that appeared on phone bills, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday.
T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million to settle the FTC lawsuit filed earlier this year, according to the FTC’s official statement.
In addition to refunding consumers, which would settle the suit brought by the FTC if the court approves it, T-Mobile will also have to pay $18 million in fines and penalties to attorneys in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as $4.5 million to the Federal Communication Commission.
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Wannabe jetsetters can now hail a private plane anywhere in the world from their smartphones thanks to an app that makes luxury air travel more accessible, at least to those who can afford the $7,000 membership.
JetSmarter, the brain child of Sergey Petrossov, 26, allows users to hire a jet in a matter of seconds. “Our goal as a company is to democratize private aviation,” he told Reuters in Zurich, where the company will open a European office in 2015.