Obama Says Sony Hack Not An Act Of War, U.S. Weighs Response
Obama called the hack on Sony an act of vandalism rather than war, saying the U.S. will have a proportional response. What will that look like?By Ben Lawson | December 21, 2014
As the U.S. wrestles with deciding how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, CNN aired a taped interview with President Obama on Sunday where the commander-in-chief said he did not consider the hack an act of war.
"I don't think it was an act of war," Obama told CNN's Candy Crowley. "It was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionally."
Just what that proportional response could be is still unclear; after all, there's no precedent for this kind of situation.