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Obama Says Sony Hacking Was Not ‘An Act of War’

North Korea’s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired on Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.Obama’s Republican critics have accused North Korea of waging “cyber warfare” by targeting Sony, urging the president to respond robustly to the crisis.Obama, however, said that while his administration was planning a “proportionate” response, the hack of Sony was an act of “cyber vandalism” rather than war. ”I don’t think it was an act of war. I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously,” Obama said.
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