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英语新闻:美国宣布制裁朝鲜

2015-01-04    来源:Indianexpress    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack
美国因索尼影像被黑事件制裁朝鲜


美国总统奥巴马2日下令,针对朝鲜“多起挑衅行为”,特别是索尼影像娱乐公司遭黑客攻击事件,美国对朝鲜3家实体以及10名个人实施制裁。

朝鲜侦察总局、朝鲜矿业发展贸易公司、朝鲜檀君贸易公司以及这些实体的若干驻外代表和朝鲜政府官员被列入制裁名单。他们不能使用美国的金融系统,美国公民也不能与他们从事交易。

白宫在一份声明中称,索尼影像娱乐公司遭黑客攻击事件是朝鲜政府所为,2日的制裁是美国政府“适当回应”的第一部分。索尼影像娱乐公司去年拍摄了一部名为《采访》的电影,内容为美国中央情报局雇凶刺杀金正恩。去年11月下旬,索尼影像娱乐公司称遭黑客攻击,大量内部资料泄露,包括尚未上映的影片和剧本。美国联邦调查局认为朝鲜应对索尼被黑事件负责。

The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korean government officials and the country’s defense industry for a cyberattack against Sony, insisting that Pyongyang was to blame despite lingering doubts by the cyber community. The White House warned that this was just the opening move in the U.S. response.

While the sanctions will have limited effect, as North Korea already is under tough U.S. sanctions over its nuclear program, American officials portrayed them as a swift, decisive response to North Korean behavior they said had gone far over the line. Never before has the U.S. imposed sanctions on another nation in direct retaliation for a cyberattack on an American company.

“The order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others,” President Barack Obama wrote in a letter to leaders in Congress.

The 10 North Koreans singled out for sanctions didn’t necessarily have anything to do with the attack on Sony, senior U.S. officials said. Anyone who works for or helps North Korea’s government is now fair game, especially North Korea’s defense sector and spying operations, the officials said.

The sanctions also apply to three organizations closely tied to North Korea’s government: the country’s primary intelligence agency, a state-owned arms dealer that exports missile and weapons technology, and the Korea Tangun Trading Corp., which supports defense research. All three entities were already subject to U.S. sanctions.

Obama has also warned Pyongyang that the U.S. is considering whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, which could jeopardize aid to the country on a global scale. Beyond that, it’s unclear what additional penalties the U.S. has available.

North Korea has denied involvement in the cyberattack, which led to the disclosure of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files, then escalated to threats of terrorist attacks against movie theaters. Many cybersecurity experts have said it’s possible that hackers or even Sony insiders could be the culprits, and questioned how the FBI can point the finger so conclusively.

Senior U.S. officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, dismissed those arguments and said independent experts don’t have access to the same classified information as the FBI.

“We stand firmly behind our call that the DPRK was behind the attacks on Sony,” one official said, using an acronym for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

(Indianexpress)

cyberattack:网络攻击



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