The U.S. has charged a North Korean hacker, Park Jin Hyok, for his alleged involvement in the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures.

A criminal complaint, focusing on four of the hacker group’s operations, was recently made public.

Edward McAndrew, co-chair of Ballard Spahr’s Privacy & Data Security Group, questioned the DOJ’s decision to release the complaint to the public. “There is no imminent activity, law enforcement or otherwise, that supports the unsealing right now,” said McAndrew. “It seems intended only to ‘name and shame’ Hyok and the North Korean Government, for actions that the U.S. government has already publicly attributed to North Korea.”

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