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After Sony hack, what's next?

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:04

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures has U.S. government officials weighing their response to the cyber-attack. Linda So reports.

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The billboards for "The Interview" are no longer up. Workers brought this one down in Los Angeles after Sony Pictures scrapped the film's Christmas Day release in the wake of a crippling cyber-attack. SOUNDBITE: SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, SAYING: "Imagine the capability they have to disrupt other aspects of American life." The hacking attack against Sony has many lawmakers concerned of what could come next. The White House has not officially accused North Korea, but federal investigators say they have linked the hack to Pyongyang's government. SOUNDBITE: WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JOHN EARNEST, SAYING: "The appropriate response is something that is being carefully considered by members of the president's national security team." For some moviegoers, the film's cancellation is a big disappointment. SOUNDBITE: STEVEN KOVACS, CINEMA PROFESSOR, SAYING: "I think it is a precedent because even at the height of the cold war we weren't worried about depicting the Soviet Union in a bad light." Prior to the film's cancellation, many major theater chains had opted not to screen the film after hackers threatened violence at any of the theaters showing the movie.

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After Sony hack, what's next?

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:04