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FBI statement on Sony hack
>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. While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on the following:
>Technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in this attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed. For example, there were similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.
>The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. government has previously linked directly to North Korea. For example, the FBI discovered that several Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hardcoded into the data deletion malware used in this attack.
>Separately, the tools used in the SPE attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.
Reminder never to hard code.
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How good do I need to be in math to be good at programming? I've started my approach to programming from first learning computer science, and CS is a bunch of math that I wasn't familiar with, so I bought a bunch of math books and I've been mired in math study for the past 4 months or so. Specifically, I'm learning calculus right now and strategies for working with data sets.
I assume this course of self-teaching will take me a few years to be competent. What do you guys think? I figure I could go to university and pick up a degree in comp sci but I guess I am doing the hard stuff now.