LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama ordered sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The company was hacked by a group identified as “Guardians of Peace” in November 2014, over their new film “The Interview”, a comedy about the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Sony canceled the film’s Christmas Day release in December 2014, after several of the largest movie theaters chains announced they would not show it in response to a threat that referenced the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. 

The film, however, was later made available for rent or purchase online, and was screened in movie theaters across Los Angeles beginning on Christmas Day.

According to authorities, the incident was considered a matter of national security, which prompted an investigation by the FBI and the NSA.

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The FBI reported they are standing by their investigation, which blames the country for the attack.

Private investigators, however, report it appears as though the hack was an inside job.


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