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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls...full story
updated 2014-12-19 02:01 PM
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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls....Fullstory

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Central News Agency

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