Obama Says People Should ‘Go to the Movies’

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In an interview with ABC News on December 17, President Obama called the cyber attack on Sony “very serious,” but suggested that the administration has yet to establish the hacker threat to moviegoers over “The Interview “ as credible.

“For now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies,” he said.

Sony has actually canceled plans to release “The Interview” in theaters on Dec. 25, after major chains decided not to show the movie. According to multiple news outlets, federal authorities have concluded that North Korea is linked to the attack.

“Well, the cyber-attack is very serious. We’re investigating, we’re taking it seriously,” Obama said in the interview with David Muir. “We’ll be vigilant, if we see something that we think is serious and credible, then we’ll alert the public.”

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