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President Obama: Sony hacking "not an act of war" 오바마 "북한, 테러지원

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Turning now to the diplomatic fallout linked to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures... U.S. President Barack Obama says he doesn′t think the hacking on Sony′s satirical film on North Korea, presumably BY the country, was an "act of war." However, he is considering putting Pyongyang back on Washington′s terror watch list. Connie Lee has more. [ ] "Do you think this was an ′act of war′ by North Korea?" U.S. President Barack Obama says "no"- he doesn′t think so. But he did call the North Korean-linked cyber attack on Sony Pictures an act of "cyber vandalism." “I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive." Speaking on CNN′s "State of the Union with Candy Crowley"... President Obama emphasized his earlier stance that the U.S. will take action and respond accordingly to this hack attack against the movie "The Interview." It was last month... when Sony Pictures suffered a massive cyber attack... by hackers who demanded the studio′s comedy film on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un not be released. This prompted Sony to cancel its Christmas Day release, amid fear of more threats. The FBI linked the hacking to North Korea on Saturday, but the communist state continues to deny invovlement. President Obama, however,... is considering re-desginating North Korea as a state that sponsors terrorism. "We′ve got to work with the private sector and the private sector has to work together to harden their sites. But in the meantime, when there′s a breach, we have to go after the wrong-doer." He also called on Congress to pass a cyber-security law to protect private sectors in the U.S. So will "The Interview" ever be released? A lawyer for Sony Pictures... speaking to NBC′s Meet The Press on Sunday.... did say that the film will be distributed- but in what format, is still unknown. Connie Lee, Arirang News.