Obama Vows U.S. Response to North Korea Cyberattack on Sony

President Obama on Friday said that the United States “will respond proportionally” against North Korea for its cyberattacks on Sony Pictures, and criticized the studio for giving in to intimidation and pulling the satirical movie that provoked the attacks.Mr. Obama said the response would come “at a place and time we choose,” but declined to be more specific about what it would be. He said that “we have been working out the range of options that will be presented to me.”
www.nytimes.com/2014/12/20/world/fbi-accuses-north-korean-government-in-cyberattack-on-sony-pictures.htmlAlso see:Obama: Sony Pictures ‘made a mistake’ in canceling ‘The Interview’
President Obama addressed Sony Picture’s decision to halt the release of “The Interview,” a film centered on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a press conference Friday, saying he believed the studio made “a mistake” by pulling the film.”In this interconnected digital world, there are going to be opportunities for hackers to engage in cyberassaults both in the private sector and the public sector,” the president said, urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow for greater information sharing about such threats.
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/12/19/obama-sony-pictures-made-a-mistake-in-canceling-the-interview/FBI Officially Blames North Korea in Sony Hacks
The FBI announced today that it has gathered enough evidence to say with certainty that the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is in fact responsible for recent intrusions into the networks of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).This fact was all but officially stated yesterday when several media outlets, citing unnamed government sources, published reports claiming the U.S. government planned to issue a press release late in the day blaming North Korea for the hack.

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