State Dept. remarks on Sony hack

Just as President Obama’s news conference was wrapping up, the State Department news conference was beginning. The questions were a little more detailed, as you’d expect from reporters who understand the ins and outs of U.S. foreign relations so well. They centered around the option of putting [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference on December 19, 2014.

Obama on hack: dictators can’t impose censorship in the U.S.

Hours after the FBI fingered North Korea as responsible for the cyber attack on Sony, President Obama spoke at his year-end news conference. The first question asked was regarding the Sony hack and his response to the news of North Korea’s involvement. The president spoke forcefully and strongly [...]

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

The FBI has blamed North Korea for the massive cyber attack on Sony. Here’s the agency’s statement in full: Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). In late November, SPE confirmed that it [...]

DOD on acts of war in cyberspace

Friday’s news conference at the Department of Defense came before the FBI blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony, but Pentagon spokesman John Kirby did address issues surrounding cyber defense and the sticky question of what exactly is an “act of war” on the Internet. “I’m not able to lay out in [...]
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Harsh reaction follows Sony’s canceling of “The Interview”

A day after Sony said it would not be releasing “The Interview” movie in theaters, on DVDs or online, reaction from Hollywood, politicians and TV commentators in the U.S. has been harsh. The mood was perhaps summed up best by Rob Lowe: Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete [...]

Sony pulls ‘The Interview’

So much for standing up to terrorists. Bowing to the demands of hackers and handing them a major victory, Sony said Wednesday that it is pulling “The Interview” from movie theaters. The movie, which was due to open on December 25, follows two American showbiz reporters offered the chance to [...]

US declassifies Pueblo incident narrative

The U.S. Air Force has declassified part of a history of the Pueblo incident, the 1968 capture of the electronics and signals intelligence ship U.S.S. Pueblo by North Korean forces. The document was prepared by the U.S. Air Force Security Service in April 1968 and provides a detailed narrative of [...]

Kim Il Sung University opens website

Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious seat of higher learning, has become the first university in the country to launch a website on the global Internet. The site is available in Korean and English and is being served from a computer in Pyongyang. It joins a handful of other [...]
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