FBI official says 'no attribution' to North Korea in Sony hack probe

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Posted: Dec 09, 2014 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior FBI official said on Tuesday that the agency has not confirmed suspicions that the North Korea is behind the unprecedented cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio.

"There is no attribution to North Korea at this point," Joe Demarest, Assistant Director with the FBI's cyber division said while speaking on a panel at a cybersecurity conference in Washington sponsored by Bloomberg Government.

"There is no discussion or confirmation of government involvement," he added.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Editing by Alden Bentley)