United States Sanctions North Korea Over Sony Hack

Photo Credit: Flickr

Photo Credit: Flickr

The United States finally retaliated against North Korea.

President Obama has announced that it has sanction North Korea for its role in its Sony cyberattack. The stepped-up sanctions, authorized by executive order from President Barack Obama, will affect three North Korean entities, including a government intelligence agency and a North Korean arms dealer. The U.S. is also sanctioning 10 individuals who work for those entities or the North Korean government.

Obama stated: “The order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others.”

North Korea already has strict sanctions from the United States for its nuclear program.

Last week, the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible of the crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. North Korea denied they attack although expressed fury over “The Interview,” a comedy film by Sony that mocked North Korea’s leader. Sony Pictures initially called off release of the film, citing threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters.

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