FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, people walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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U.S. authorities were expected to announce on Friday that investigators had determined that North Korea was behind a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, setting up a possible confrontation between Washington and Pyongyang.U.S. experts say options for the Obama administration could include cyber retaliation, financial sanctions and even a boost in U.S. military support to South Korea to send a stern message to North Korea.Another could be to return North Korea to a U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism from which it was removed in 2008, but the effect of any response could be limited given North Korea's isolation and the fact that it is already heavily sanctioned.
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