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Obama: cyber attack on Sony not "act of war"

2014-12-22 08:41:12       source:Xinhua News Agency

December 21, 2014

"President Barack Obama said Sunday that he regards the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as an "act of cyber vandalism" rather than an "act of war," while reiterating the U.S. will respond proportionately.

"No, I don't think it was an act of war. I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately," Obama told CNN's Candy Crowley, anchor of the Sunday program 

"State of the Union," in an interview taped Friday.

Obama stood by his criticism of the U.S.-based SPE in its decision to cancel the scheduled Dec. 25 release of its comedy movie "The Interview," which depicts an assassination attempt on Kim Jong Un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK)."

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