In response to the cyber attack on SONY Pictures, Obama has signed an executive order to impose a series of new sanctions on North Korea. This, despite a number a experts who have come forward saying the FBI may be wrong about the fact that North Korea was even behind the hack in the first place.
Western Journalism reported:
North Korea has repeatedly denied responsibility for the IT assault, which revealed numerous Sony secrets and caused terrible release problems for the film The Interview.
But the Obama administration is now doubling down on the assertion that Pyongyang is behind the hack attack, with the president on Friday authorizing sanctions as retaliation against a number of parties.
Obama accused North Korea of “destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during November and December.” Calling the communist regime a “continuing threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States,” he authorized sanctions against agencies and officials associated with the North Korean government and Workers’ Party of Korea, according to Fox News.
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Written by Jodi Swan