AMITIAE - Monday 22 December 2014
Cassandra: Comments on The Sony Hack and the DPRK-Thai Connection - How Close is the Embassy?
By Graham K. Rogers
Loxley is known to have supplied much equipment to the DPRK and the article was updated later with more information concerning the supply of parts for nuclear centrifuges that had initially been put forward by local journalist, Don Sambandaraksa in the Bangkok Post and which was later reproduced in Telecomasia.
Later on Saturday, the DPRK countered the USA allegations about its responsibility with the suggestion that a joint investigation should be carried out: an offer that the USA would be foolish to accept, but even more foolish to turn down.
A summary of some of the comments from those who think the FBI is mistaken (at best) is in an item by Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge: Hacking Collective Anonymous Says FBI Is Lying, "North Korea Is Not Source Of Hack". Several opinions suggest that the alleged source was a simple misdirection: apparently not hard to do, if you know how. While Jeffrey Carr (above) made the possible connection to Loxley in Bangkok, who had supplied DPRK with communications equipment - and more - the location seems to hold other suggestions.
Google Maps - Rajadamri Road and Nearby
Apple Maps does a little better, showing this as US Embassy Staffs (sic) Residence and the link from the side gate, along Mahatlek Luang 3 (the Aeroflot office is on the corner), round the back of S.G Tower 2 (Villa Market) and out into Soi Lang Suan. That links through several lanes to Soi Ton Son and the back of the Embassy.
Apple Maps - Rajadamri Road and Nearby
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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