Obama says Sony hack vandalism, 'not an act of war'

Dec 22, 2014

Obama says Sony hack vandalism, 'not an act of war'

North Korea’s alleged hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that appeared aimed at limiting U.S. anger over the incident, which Washington blames on North Korea. “No, I don’t think it was ...

Why Sony hack isn't front page news in Japan

Dec 21, 2014

Why Sony hack isn't front page news in Japan

by Tomoko A. Hosaka

The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s biggest newspaper, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn’t about hacking. It was about its struggling tablet business. Over at wire service Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, ...

Impoverished North falls back on cyberwarfare

Dec 21, 2014

Impoverished North falls back on cyberwarfare

As one of the world’s most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America’s military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method of tormenting its foe. According to the U.S. government, Kim Jong Un’s autocratic pariah state ...

Dec 21, 2014

Madonna releases songs early

Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as “artistic rape.” The songs will appear on her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in ...

Dec 21, 2014

U.S. asks China to help on North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China to help block cyberattacks from North Korea as it weighs a response to the crippling hack of Sony Pictures, a U.S. official said Saturday. “We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns ...

U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

| Dec 20, 2014

U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to punish North Korea for hacking a Hollywood studio, but Washington’s options are limited and Pyongyang’s economic weakness is a surprising strength. No one expects the United States to launch a military strike against a nuclear-armed provocateur, but sanctions ...

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Dec 20, 2014

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack ...