Obama blames North Korea government for Sony hack

North Gazette News/New York
US President Barack Obama on Friday blamed North Korea for Sony hack and criticised Sony for shelving satirical film on assassination plot on North Korea’s leader.

Obama said that Sony made a mistake by shelving the film, The Interview which is based on a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader.

Obama asserted the US would respond in a befitting manner for Sony hack by North Korea that led Sony to withdraw the film, The Interview.

US President said that he can’t imagine a society where a dictator at someplace can start imposing censorship on documentary or news reports, he does not like.

It is pertinent to mention here that US investigating agency FBI had blamed North Korean government for Sony hack.

On the other hand, Sony officials said that it was not the company but US President who had misunderstood the entire situation. “Sony had cancelled the release of film, The Interview as all the major theatre chains had refused to show the movie,” Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton was quoted as saying by US media.

Sony had cancelled the release of satirical comedy film, The Interview that was scheduled to be released on Christmas.

However, North Korean government denied any role in Sony hack, saying that there was no connection of the country in the cyber hacking but criticized the film, The Interview.

It is pertinent to mention here that hackers had stolen data of Sony Pictures including confidential emails, business files and had threatened to carry out terror attacks on theatres if the film was screened.