WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond “proportionally” to North Korea’s punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner “that we choose.”
Obama says the attack “caused a lot of damage.”
Says Obama: “We will respond proportionally and we will respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.”
The FBI announced earlier Friday that North Korea was responsible.
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The attack escalated to terrorist threats that prompted Sony to cancel its Christmas release of “The Interview.” Obama says canceling the comedic film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) was “a mistake.”
He spoke during a year-end news conference Friday at the White House.