Foreign Policy Obama blames North Korea for Sony hack: 'We will respond'

Even North Korea experts who say they still need to see proof of Pyongyang’s involvement are categorical: Whoever carried out the attack, the response must be so swift and punitive as to nip in the bud what many are calling a new type of warfare that threatens the global flow of ideas.

By , Staff writer

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Now that the Obama administration says North Korea had a hand in the hacking at Sony Pictures that resulted in Sony’s decision not to release a North Korea-themed comedy movie, attention is shifting to what steps the United States – and other upholders of freedom of expression – should take to counter the cyber attack.