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Theory emerges in Sony hacking suggesting Russian hackers Saturday December 27 th , 2014  at  6:36 PM NY Daily News- Top Stories 1 Share What if it wasn’t North Korea after all? In the controversy over the  Sony hacking , government officials have accused the sequestered communist country of hacking Sony, but security analysts argue Russian hackers may be the culprit. Writing samples from hackers claiming responsibility for leaking finance reports and emails by Sony employees suggest the native language was Russian, according to Taia Global, a cyber security consulting group. “Our preliminary results show that Sony's attackers were most likely Russian, possibly but not likely Korean and definitely not Mandarin Chinese or German,” the Seattle-based company wrote in a Christmas Eve blog post. Linguists analyzed about 1,600 words in strangely worded emails and posts by the “Guardians of Peace,” but the findings are not enough to conclu