Following his press conference in response to the cyber attack on Sony, the US President Barack Obama has branded the attack by North Korea as an act of "cybervandalism". The President, in an an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, said that "it's not an act of war". However, he stood firm by his sadness at Sony, caving in to the demands of the hackers. In a press conference on Friday, Obama had said "Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage, there were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake." denied the fact that Sony Entertainment had caved in to the demands. Sony was hit by a massive hack last month and the hackers had warned that if their upcoming movie, The Interview would be released, they would be attacking the theaters. An FBI investigation revealed (skeptical though) that North Korea was behind the attack.