Sony Attack Sets Table For Unprecedented U.S. Response
Outlets are reporting that North Korea is behind the hack on Sony. How the U.S. government responds will set a precedent.By Lauren Zima | December 18, 2014
Sony Pictures canceled the Christmas release of "The Interview” Wednesday, and now multiple outlets are reporting the Obama administration has traced the hack on Sony to North Korea. Officials maintain there’s no credible evidence of a physical attack... (Video via KCNA / ODN)
“If we see something that we think is serious and credible then we’ll alert the public, but for now my recommendation would be that people go to the movies," President Obama told ABC's David Muir.
The consensus seems to be that North Korea is behind the cyber attack and that an announcement from U.S. government officials will come on that soon, but that the hermit nation likely doesn’t have the capabilities for an attack on the ground in the U.S. North Korea denied involvement weeks ago, yet called the hack a “righteous deed.” Now the question becomes — how to handle a response?