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  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Nearly half of Americans believe Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy "The Interview," the film that provoked a cyberattack on the studio, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos poll released on Monday. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they disagreed with Sony scrapping the film last Wednesday,...

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. government expected to respond to the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., which he described as an expensive act of "...

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Those are some of the top business stories of 2014, as chosen by business editors at The Associated Press. Others include massive product disasters: A string of auto recalls after faulty ignition switches from General Motors Corp. and air bags in many car models caused injuries and deaths. Janet Yellen became the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and U.S....

  • Sony left confidental data vulnerable: Lawyer Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A sign outside Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, Calif., December 19, 2014.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment failed to protect employee information before a cyberattack, a lawyer for former Sony employees said.

  • Hot tech gifts for the holidays Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    A SteadiDrone QU4D aerial drone fitted with a GoPro video camera.

    These tech gifts will be very popular under the Christmas tree this year.

  • How to stop hackers once they're in: CyberArk CEO Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:42 AM 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.

    Companies do too little to protect sensitive information once a breach occurs, a cybersecurity company CEO says.

  • North Koreans deny involvement in Sony hack  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    President Obama said the U.S. will respond proportionally to North Korea regarding the hack on Sony. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the North Koreans are denying any involvement in the hack attack.

  • Sony hack smells like vandalism: Expert  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Udi Mokady, CyberArk President & CEO, discusses the vulnerability of U.S. corporations to cyberattacks, and warning signs companies can pay attention to in order to prevent a hack.

  • What happens with 'The Interview' now?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Discussing what could happen with the digital distribution for Sony's "The Interview" movie now after the hack, with David Bank, RBC media analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Dec 22- China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. But the United States...

  • China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    BEIJING— China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday. The United States has reached out to China, North Korea's key ally, for help as President...

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema— of its own particular styling. In the six decades since North Korea began to cultivate its own film industry, a South Korean director and his movie star wife have been...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Dec 22- China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. But the United States has also accused China of cyber spying in the past and a U.S. official has said the attack on...

  • How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? Given that the fallout over an unabashedly silly movie— "The Interview," which Sony shelved last week after a stunning cyberattack by hackers the U.S. has linked to North Korea— has escalated into a serious global situation, one would think comedy writers might be a wee bit skittish just now. Evil from the "Austin Powers"...

  • NEW YORK— While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. In its second week of release overseas, Warner Bros.' "Five Armies" added $105.5 million to bring its two-week global total past $350 million. Jeff Goldstein, head of domestic distribution for...

  • 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...

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    HONOLULU— President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company. North Korea has reacted angrily to Obama's comments blaming it for the hacking of Sony, warning of...

  • AP source: US seeks China's help after cyberattack Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    HONOLULU— The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. and China have shared information about the attack and that the U.S. has asked for China's cooperation. China holds considerable...

  • *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...

  • HONOLULU, Dec 20- The United States stands by its assertion that the North Korean government was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said on Saturday. Asked about North Korea's statement on Saturday denying involvement in the strike against the Hollywood studio, NSC spokesman Mark Stroh...