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North Korea round-up: DOJ announces charges against North Korean spy for Sony hack, plus latest on denuclearization




The entrance of Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California is seen December 16, 2014.
The entrance of Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California is seen December 16, 2014.
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The Justice Department is announcing criminal charges in connection with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, a U.S. government official familiar with the case said Thursday.

Authorities are charging a North Korean who is believed to have operated out of China, according to the official, who wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the matter before the department’s announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Plus, North Korea President Kim Jong Un has set out a timeline for denuclearization, to which President Trump responded with thanks. Kim and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in will also be meeting near the end of September to discuss the plan.

We get a recap of the DOJ’s announcement on the Sony hack, as well as the the latest on denuclearization talks.

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

Aruna Viswanatha, reporter covering the Justice Department and white-collar crime for the Wall Street Journal; she tweets @aviswanatha

David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times; he is the author of  "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age” (June 2018, Crown); he tweets @SangerNYT