|The United States and Israel attacked Iran's nuclear facilities with a super virus called Stuxnet — A clear act of war. In the above photograph, pesonnel of the 624th Operations Center, conduct "cyber operations." (Photo provided by Wikimeda Commons)|
By Carrie Dann
President Barack Obama on Friday authorized additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of the "destructive and coercive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
RELATED STORY: Myth — North Korea Hacked Sony: Sony and the FBI Created The Myth — Big Media Helped Sell ItThe new sanctions target three entities — including the country's primary intelligence organization — and 10 individuals as agencies or officials of the North Korean government, according to the Treasury Department.
Other organizations targeted by the new sanctions are Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation, which the Treasury Department classifies as North Korea's primary arms dealer, and Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, a group tied to the nation's defense research.