President Obama on Sunday stood by his criticism of Sony for pulling the movie “The Interview” after the company was hacked and threats were made against theaters set to show the movie.
“Sometimes this is a matter of setting a tone, and being very clear that we’re not going to be intimidated by some cyberhackers,” Obama said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired on Sunday.
When CNN’s Candy Crowley asked the president if the hacks carried out by North Korea were an “act of war,” he said they were not.
“It was an act of cybervandalism,” Obama said.
Watch part of the interview via CNN: