Hack attack spurs call for more North Korea sanctions

Dec 19, 2014 8:02 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says he has no doubt that North Korea was involved in the hacking attack against Sony Pictures and the threat against movie theaters.

Republican Congressman Ed Royce of California is calling for tougher U.S. sanctions to cut Pyongyang's access to hard currency, by excluding from the U.S. financial system banks in other countries that hold North Korean funds.

National security advisers are considering a range of options, but the White House had not said publicly that it believes North Korea is to blame.


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