Obama: We’re Not at Cyber War With North Korea
The United States is not at cyber war with North Korea, President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday, and will “respond proportionately” as he accused that nation of the hack attack on Sony Pictures.
“I don’t think it was an act of war,” Obama said on CNN’s State of the Union. “I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately, as I said.”
Obama also said the United States will look at returning North Korea to the list of states that sponsor terrorism. The George W. Bush administration removed it from that list in 2008 amid nuclear negotiations.