Sony cyberattack a matter of national security


Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own yesterday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met with a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to put the blame on North Korea, despite a U.S. official’s indication on Wednesday that Washington might soon formally announce the involvement of the Pyongyang government. President Barack Obama was monitoring the cyberattack very closely, White House…

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