North Korea had role in Sony hacking, US says

December 18, 2014 1:01 PM

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’ computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy “The Interview,” which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader.

Senior administration officials, who would not speak on the record about the intelligence findings, said the White House was still debating whether to publicly accuse North Korea of what amounts to a cyberterrorism campaign. Sony’s decision to cancel release of “The Interview” amounted to a capitula...

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