North Korea


  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. Sony said it had had no choice but to cancel distribution of the movie since...

  • But while Obama got laughs in Washington, Oscar winners George Clooney and Sean Penn launched broadsides against Sony and Hollywood studios' response to the hack. Sony has said it could not release the film on its set date of Dec. 25 after cinemas said they would not show it because of fears of unspecified threats from hackers. Clooney, whose past two films for which...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The United States has sought help from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia in combating cyber attacks such as the one Washington on Friday accused North Korea of carrying out against Sony Pictures, U.S. officials said. The outreach, which included meetings among U.S. and Chinese officials in both nations' capitals, is a tacit acknowledgement...

  • Congress should screen 'The Interview': Sherman Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, December 11, 2014.

    Threats from North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing the movie "The Interview," Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said Friday.

  • The Sony hack and Kim Jong Un's cyberallies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:03 PM ET
    A military officer uses a computer in an electronic library at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, an elite military school for boys ages eleven to eighteen, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea.

    A U.S. official's mention of a possible China connection in the Sony hack addresses an interesting question: Did North Korea act alone and unabetted?

  • Sony: Let's be clear—'The Interview' isn't over Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Heavy security surrounds the entrance of the United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, Dec. 11, 2014.

    After Obama's criticism, Sony said theaters' decision not to show "The Interview" forced the studio to halt the release.

  • Rep. Brad Sherman, Financial Services Cmte., (D) California, discusses Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" and the role the US should play in these kinds of cases.

  • Sony responds to President's 'mistake' comment  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton responds to comments by President Obama that pulling "The Interview" was a mistake. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the end of the year press conference in the White House, Washington, December 19, 2014.

    "I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said of Sony's decision.

  • LOS ANGELES— The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea. While North Korea forces have frequently been depicted as the adversary in games, such as " Tom...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States. Obama said the cyberattack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that the company should...

  • Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama' s remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview":. We stand by our director members Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and hope that a way can be found to distribute the film by some means, to demonstrate that our industry is not...

  • US considers adding N Korea back on terror list Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Security guards at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, December 11, 2014.

    The FBI says an investigation has found information to confirm North Korea's involvement in the Sony cyberattack.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- President Barack Obama vowed that the United States will respond to the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on the North Korean government. Obama said the cyberattack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of...

  • The destructive nature of the attack, and threats from the hackers that led the Hollywood studio to pull a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, set it apart from previous cyber intrusions, the FBI said. "As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has...

  • Did Russia, North Korea change the market game? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 1, 2014.

    Some big news this week, including Russia and North Korea. Did any change the game for the market? NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari weighs in.

  • The U.S. is seeking help from other countries on responding to North Korea's hack on Sony, according to Reuters.

  • Sony's latest email threat  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides an update on the demands hackers have made on Sony.

  • FBI: Sony reported attack within hours  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the FBI is attributing the Sony cyberattack to the North Korean government.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The United States on Friday blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, formally acknowledging the involvement of the Pyongyang government and saying the tools and infrastructure used in the attack were similar to previous activity from North Korea.