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  • WRAPUP 1-Obama says Sony hack not an act of war Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's long-standing dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the...

  • SEOUL, Dec 21- Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. Concern over potential cyberattacks from North Korea has got worldwide attention since the...

  • *North Korea calls accusations "groundless slander". SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Dec 20- North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. On Friday, President Barack Obama blamed North Korea for the devastating...

  • *North Korea calls accusations "groundless slander". SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Dec 20- North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. On Friday, President Barack Obama blamed North Korea for the devastating...

  • *North Korea calls accusations "groundless slander". *Obama says Sony should not have caved in to hackers. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Dec 20- North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

  • 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 at the White House, Dec. 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.