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  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb 13- President Barack Obama asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley and financial services CEOs that they needed to share more...

  • PALO ALTO, Ca., Feb 13- President Barack Obama asked tech industry executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks against companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley executives they needed to share more information...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The following is the text of a discussion paper sent by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to the 28 members of the European Union, spelling out options for future relations with Russia. In this context the question arises whether to complement that policy with a more proactive approach in order to induce a policy change from Russia.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 8- Sony Pictures Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton said on Thursday the costs from the devastating cyberattack on the Hollywood studio will be completely covered by insurance and will not lead to further cost-cutting. The attack targeting the entertainment arm of Sony Corp. is nevertheless believed to be the most destructive...

  • 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...

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp's computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the United States in 2001.. A Sony spokeswoman had no immediate comment on...

  • Sony breach exposes employee information Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Signage outside the Sony Pictures Entertainment Studios building in Culver City, Calif.

    Information including social security numbers of Sony Pictures employees seem to be part of the massive breach that hit the company.

  • The kids bringing down North Korea's regime Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Passengers board the train at an underground railway station located in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    Young North Koreans are coming of age amid a proliferation of black markets. This market generation just might solve the North Korea problem.

  • Kim Jong Un rumor mill   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    Kim Jong Un rumor mill

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for over a month. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses growing speculation as to his whereabouts after missing a key political meeting.

  • Kim Jong Un misses key event due to 'pulled tendon' Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Kim Jong Un

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill. Reuters reports.

  • Kim Jong Un to star in video game Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Screen from Glorious Leader video game by Moneyhorse

    A video game that will soon be released stars North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NBC News reports.

  • What North Korea purge means for its neighbors   Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    What North Korea purge means for its neighbors

    Andrew Gilholm, Senior Analyst for China and Korea at Control Risks, says Jang Song-thaek's execution will increase uncertainty in China over Kim Jong-un's leadership.

  • Doing business in North Korea   Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Doing business in North korea

    Joseph Naemi, Director at HBOil talks about the impact of sanctions, risks & opportunities in Mongolia and North Korea.

  • Reining in North Korea   Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Reining in North Korea

    Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute, discusses how China and South Korea can work together to denuclearize North Korea.

  • North Korea Losing Credibility?   Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    North Korea Losing Credibility?

    Richard Tanter, Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, says North Korea's provocative approach is hindering the process of negotiating peace in the region.

  • Implications of North Korea Threats & China   Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Implications of North Korea Threats & China

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.

  • Did China Just Tell North Korea to Knock It Off? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."