President Obama is about to begin a press conference where he is expected to discuss North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures. It is not clear what, if any, actions the United States will take in response, but the White House press secretary already began setting low expectations yesterday, noting that the hackers may be hoping for a certain reaction.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said earlier today that it had determined North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. The movie studio was hacked in late November, and data stolen from it has been released to the public over the course of the past two weeks. The information has been quite damaging. The hackers also threatened attacks on theaters screening The Interview, which Sony has cancelled in response. The hackers are reported to have said last night that they would not release further information if Sony continued to scrub The Interview from existence.