It has entered the general consciousness by now that North Korea hacked Sony. The FBI has said they’re sure, and as the classic example of a story too good to check, the media has run with it. Journalists use it as a casual example, it’s in the first draft of history to be sure. It’s turning up as a cultural trope, something we all know. It’s the set up for jokes. But we’re not sure that it happened that way, at all. The evidence is not only thin, it points in far too many directions — many of them not at North Korea. The truth is, like most hacking attacks, we will probably never be sure who hacked Sony.