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  • 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...

  • Sony hack cyber Pearl Harbor? Not quite  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Sony has canceled next week's planned release of "The Interview" after threats from hackers on movie theaters. CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Eamon Javers, provide insight to the critical comments on the decision.

  • Hey, Sony—the 'e' in email stands for evidence Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Angelina Jolie

    Lawyers often tell clients that the "e" in email stands for evidence. Here's how that evidence would play out for Sony in court.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The United States was considering possible options on Thursday in response to a major cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system. Hackers who said they were incensed by a film on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader attacked...

  • Sony cans 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Sony is pulling the plug on next week's planned release of "The Interview" after threats from hackers on movie theaters. The FMHR traders share their opinions on the decision.

  • Hollywood reeling after Sony pulls movie  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Sony Pictures in pulling "The Interview" from theaters and won't even release it on video-on-demand after North Korea's hack attack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent the slow motion train wreck at Sony Pictures from damaging the rest of the sprawling business empire. Sony's miseries with its television and smartphone businesses were bad enough. For now, Sony's damage control strategy in Japan appears to be waiting out the crisis in silence.

  • Hack attack prompts Sony to pull 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the U.S. government's likely response to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony.

  • Shanghai, Seoul underperform in Fed-inspired rally Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian equities mostly rose on Thursday, with the exception of Seoul, as investors took heart from a turn in oil prices and after the Federal Reserve said it was confident in the U.S. economy.

  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in recent years, officials in Seoul believe, despite North Korea protesting innocence. Despite widespread poverty, malnutrition and decades of crippling...

  • Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Scrutiny of Sony's stolen computer data hasn't yet revealed exactly how hackers managed to slip inside to steal such an enormous cache, when it happened, who was behind the theft or their motives. But late Wednesday, a U.S. official told The Associated Press that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hack to North Korea. Confirmation of the North...

  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." Federal investigators believe there is a connection between the Sony hack and the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of...

  • Hackers who said they were incensed by the film attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines and distributing unreleased films on the Internet. "Sony has no further release plans for the film," a Sony spokeswoman said on Wednesday when asked whether the movie would be released later in theaters or as video on demand.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The White House National Security Council said on Wednesday the FBI was leading the investigation on a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and that the U.S. government had offered the company support and assistance. Earlier on Wednesday, Sony canceled next week's theatrical release of "The Interview," a comedy about an assassination attempt on...

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    After a devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures and threats of terrorist attacks when "The Interview" was set to open in theaters on Christmas Day, Sony canceled the release of Rogen's film on Wednesday. A U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected North Korea to the hacks that have roiled Sony...

  • Nikkei jumps 2.5 pct as market takes comfort from Fed Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:26 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 18- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 2.5 percent on Thursday morning after the U.S. The Fed said it would take a "patient" approach in deciding when to bump borrowing costs higher, which Fed Chair Janet Yellen, at a news conference, defined as "at least a couple of meetings." "Investors took heart from her comment that the Fed will take a patient approach...

  • Hackers who said they were incensed by the film attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines, and now they have forced an apparently unprecedented change of plans for a major movie release. "Sony has no further release plans for the film," a Sony spokeswoman said when asked whether the movie would be released later in theaters or as...

  • BOSTON, Dec 17- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a warning on Tuesday, advising theaters and other businesses associated with Sony Corp's Hollywood studio's film "The Interview" that they could be targeted in cyberattacks. The private document, which was obtained by Reuters, said that "anyone associated with the production, distribution and...