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  • North Korea marks 3 years since Kim Jong-il's death

    John Park, Northeast Asia Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's leadership as the country marked the third anniversary of the death of former ruler, Kim Jong-il.

  • Pedestrians walk past Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 2014.

    Sony Pictures is warning current and former employees about fraudsters who might be prowling to take advantage of leaked personal information.

  • Sony on legal hook for hack?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses the potential legal implications for Sony over its massive hack.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Dec. 8, 2014.

    While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

  • Customers use computers at an Internet cafe in Tehran, Iran.

    Most of the critical infrastructure around the world is woefully under-protected from cyberattacks, Greg Fitzgerald said.

  • Re/code on Sony: North Korea hack theory still alive

    Re/Code's Arik Hesseldahl discusses their report that Sony Pictures will name North Korea as the source of a cyberattack that exposed sensitive files and brought down its network.

  • Sony vs. North Korea?

    CNBC contributor Stephanie Link; Christopher Whalen, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; and CNBC's Sara Eisen, discuss Re/code's report that Sony will name North Korea and what it means for cybersecurity and investors heading into 2015.

  • More info on Sony hack

    Re/code's Kara Swisher says Sony could announce the source behind the hack attack as soon as today.

  • Sony fingers N. Korea as hack source: Report

    It appears North Korea retaliated against Sony Pictures for its movie about the country's leader Kim Jong-un. With CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • 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.

  • Kim Jong Un

    As Sony Pictures looks for a possible North Korea link to a cyberattack, does the country even have the advanced technology? The answer is yes.

  • Kim Jong Un, center, watches an air show of the by the Korean People' s Air Force on May 10, 2014.

    In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

  • 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.

  • A North Korean woman stretches a string of yarn at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile factory in North Korea. It's the country's largest textile factory with 8,500 workers.

    With China cutting carbon emissions, North Korea is already pivoting to ensure China's falling coal use doesn't hurt its economy.

  • Foreign media, tech infiltrate North Korea

    Outside media and technology are making its way into the communist country, and giving people a glimpse of the outside world.

  • Inside a North Korean black market

    A look at a black market in North Korea's Ryanggang Province near the Chinese border. Black markets are located throughout North Korea.

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures while standing beside German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an official welcoming ceremony at the Chancellery in Berlin Oct. 10, 2014.

    Chinese and German politicians on Friday acknowledged that a stimulus might be needed. Cramer thinks this is a step in the right direction.

  • 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

    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.

  • Where is Kim Jong Un?

    The "Squawk Box" crew and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discuss growing speculation over the absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters is saying according to a source, Kim Jong Un has suffered a tendon injury.