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The Sony hack was the worst corporate cyberattack ever, and now anyone with $US30,000 in Bitcoin and the ability to use Tor can buy the type of exploit used to hack Sony on underground cyberweapon websites, according to ex-hacker Jon Miller.

It's been a little over two months since the Sony hack first rocked the world of the tens of thousands of employees who had their passwords and social security numbers (among other sensitive bits of info) exposed. But despite what some of the more imaginative amongst us might hope, it turns out that the reality of one of the most high-profile hacks in history isn't all that glamorous. In fact, it sounds more like just another Tuesday in the back room of a tech support office.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai started off his CES keynote by addressing the elephant in the room: how Sony is holding up after the giant hack that brought the company to its knees. "We were the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious cyberattacks in history," he said, but was classy enough not to dwell on that point. He had a different message to share.

The Sony hack is a terrible, awful thing that's going to leave thousands of everyday employees dealing with the repercussions for years to come. But! At least there's a crazy, ranting, sheeple-slaying silver lining. Friends, allow us to introduce you to the Sony hack truthers. There are a lot of them.

Just this past Friday, North Korea's already shaky internet access started to crumble. Over the weekend, things just got worse, and by yesterday morning, the country was in a state of total blackout. Considering that the U.S. just officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, and that the U.S. asked China for help in bringing North Korea down, and that North Korea has shoddy internet access in the first place -- who's to blame?

The holidays are a time for eggnog and presents and bizarre credulous rituals involving an old elf-man and his pack of flying caribou. It's also a time to cuddle up by the hearth and begrudgingly explain the latest technology news to your relatives. This week's edition: The Sony hack.