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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper specifies a North Korean culprit for Sony hack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper knows precisely which individual ordered the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures in November, The Daily Beast reports. Clapper named North Korean Gen. Kim Youn Chol as the culprit during a cybersecurity conference in New York City on Wednesday.

Kim is effectively Clapper's North Korean counterpart. At the conference, Clapper reportedly explained, "Kim was a four-star general in charge of the Reconnaissance General Bureau. The RGB is the organization responsible with overseeing the attack against Sony."--Kimberly Alters