Posted December 20, 2014 by LgCherySL in Tech

United States Will Respond To North Korea’s Cyberattack on Sony Pictures


As North Korea eventually got its wish, President Obama isn’t taking it lying down. Our president says that the United States will respond to cyber attacks on Sony Picture, however declined to comment say what that response will be. According to The Verge, he said only that it will “proportional.” President Obama also mentioned that a number of options are being worked up by his staff and that he will choose what to do based on what he feels is “appropriate to the nature of this crime.” He also said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “sensibilities probably need to be offended” by a movie, and he think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen.


The US government will work with the film industry and other private sector businesses in an attempt to better prepare for future attacks, according to Obama.

President Obama went on to say,

“We anticipate, occasionally there will be breaches like this,” Obama said. “They will be costly. They will be serious. But we can’t start changing our patterns of behavior any more than we can stop going to a football game because there’s a possibility of a terrorist attack, any more than Boston didn’t run its marathon this year because of the possibility that someone might cause harm. Let’s not get into that way of doing business.”

The president stressed that despite the ability of hackers to take these actions from afar, that cannot be allowed to interfere with American business. He also said that he wished that executives talked to him first before pulling the movie. I guess Sony executives were probably embarrassed from the leaked emails about President Obama.

Source: The Verge