U.S. slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

January 2, 2015 9:27 PM

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U.S. slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

HONOLULU (Reuters) - North Korea was hit with more U.S. sanctions on Friday in response to what Washington said was its role in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the White House said on Friday.

Senior administration officials said after the announcement that the entities and individuals were not directly implicated in the devastating hacking, which led Sony to pull screenings of "The Interview" after top U.S. movie chains refused to show it owing to security concerns.

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