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Feds connect North Korea to Sony hackers

LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities have determined that hackers working on behalf of the North Korean government were behind the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to CNBC and CNN.

“We have found linkage to the North Korean government,” a source told CNBC.

CNN’s Evan Perez said that an announcement is expected on Thursday that would “assign attribution” to the country, which threatened retaliation over the release of “The Interview.”

A spokeswoman for the FBI did not immediately return calls for comment. The bureau has been investigating the hacker attack.

The New York Times reported that U.S. officials had differences of opinion on whether the hackers were aided by Sony insiders.

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