Justice Dept. set to announce charges in Sony Pictures hack

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 29: The Justice Department seal is seen on the lectern during a Hate Crimes Subcommittee summit on June 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. The meeting gave stakeholders the opportunity to offer imput to the committee before it makes its recommendations to the attorney general on what the Department of Justice can […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is preparing to announce charges in connection with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014.

A U.S. government official familiar the criminal case says authorities will charge a North Korean who’s believed to have operated out of China. Authorities have said previously that North Korea was responsible for the cyberattack.

The official wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the matter before the department’s announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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