North Korea


  • 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.

  • What FBI knows about North Korea  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses the evidence uncovered by the FBI that links North Korea to the Sony hack.

  • Discussing the rationale behind North Korea's cyberattack of Sony, with former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker.

  • FBI: North Korea Gov't behind Sony attack  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.

  • FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reads a statement from the FBI on the state of the Sony hack investigation.

  • Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker, provides insight to the expected announcement that the FBI will officially name North Korea as the threat behind Sony's hack.

  • FBI to blame North Korea for Sony hack: Report  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    In a statement later today, the FBI is expected to officially name North Korea as the hand behind Sony's devastating hack, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • FBI to update Sony hack: Sources  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    The FBI is planning to make an announcement about the Sony hack today, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Target N Korea money for Sony hack: Envoy Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film “The Interview” in Barcelona, Spain, June 18, 2014.

    The U.S. should target foreign companies that do business with North Korea in response to the Sony cyberattack, a former special envoy says.

  • Forget these 4 words next year: Tom Friedman  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, predicts four things that will likely change in 2015.

  • Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, provides insight to Sony's response to North Korea's hack attack and the spreading threat of cyber terrorism.

  • Sony hack points to North Korea: Expert  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Former Ambassador Charles Pritchard, shares his thoughts on an appropriate response to the cyberattack on Sony.

  • Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism. A U.S. cyber-retaliation against North Korea would risk a dangerous...

  • *White House not in position to confirm North Korea responsible. WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Dec 18- Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response.

  • 'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. "Pyongyang," an adaption of a graphic novel set in North Korea, was given the ax Wednesday after distributor Fox abandoned the project and producer New Regency was forced to shutter any plans. Director Gore Verbinski had imagined the project about an...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. A U.S. government official said on Thursday that U.S. investigators were looking into the possibility...

  • The one smart way to retaliate against North Korea Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to workers during a visit to the Pyongyang Children's Foodstuff Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 16, 2014.

    Now that many are blaming North Korea for the cyberattack on Sony, what will the U.S. government do about it?

  • How Kim Jong Un's scrappy cyberarmy operates Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    File photo of students at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, in Pyongyang, North Korea, work on computers.

    How does a poverty-stricken country like North Korea obtain cyber-capabilities to level a corporation the size of Sony?

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response. Hackers who said they were incensed by a film on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking...