7. The Sony Hack, 2014
Following North Korea’s distaste for a movie in which their beloved dictator is assassinated by James Franco and Seth Rogen, Sony was hacked. Then, a month later, The Interview was released. Many pointed to North Korea for the attacks, while others think it was an inside job to promote the film. "One of the biggest mistakes is that because an attack can be traced to the North Korean Internet that somehow means it's the North Korean government. That's a false assumption because the North Korean Internet is basically provided by outside companies," a cybersecurity expert told Mashable.
Antivirus “pioneer” John McAfee supports this claim: "I know who hacked Sony Pictures—and it wasn't North Korea...It has to do with a group of hackers...who hate the confinement [and] the restrictions the music industry and the movie industry has placed on art, and so they are behind it."
Jeremy Glass is a staff writer for Supercompressor and makes his own Wow! signals all the time—anyone can do it.
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