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Hack of War?

John McCain: Sony hack a 'new kind of warfare'

Rebuffing President Obama, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday suggested that North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures was indeed an act of war.

"The president does not understand that this is a manifestation of a new form of warfare," McCain said on CNN's State of the Union. "When you destroy economies, when you are able to impose censorship on the world and especially the United States of America, it's more than vandalism."

Earlier in the program, Obama told CNN the attack was not an act of war but rather "an act of cybervandalism that was very costly."--Jon Terbush