Cybersecurity expert discusses recent Sony hack

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For most of us, the Sony hack represented a significant escalation of corporate computer attacks, and the first politically-motivated hack on a big company. But maybe not.

Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya, a Japanese cybersecurity specialist now on a fellowship at the East-West Center, suspects the Sony hack may have started as an extortion attempt, and he says many other cyberattacks in recent years have had political dimensions.

He spoke on "Sunrise" with Howard Dicus.

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