(BLOOMBERG) — President Obama and Republicans in Washington clashed on Sunday over how to characterize the alleged North Korean hack of Sony's network.
In an interview with CNN that aired on Sunday, Obama appeared to rebut hawkish calls for swift retaliation against the far-Eastern foe by calling the North Korean hack a case of “cyber vandalism.”
“I don't think it was an act of war,” Obama told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union." “I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately, as I said."
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