STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CHRIS DODD ON THE CYBER ATTACK ON SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.:

“The FBI’s announcement that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures is
confirmation of what we suspected to be the case: that cyber terrorists, bent on wreaking havoc, have
violated a major company to steal personal information, company secrets and threaten the American
public. It is a despicable, criminal act.

Disappointingly, that fact has been lost in a lot of the media coverage of this over the past few
weeks. This situation is larger than a movie’s release or the contents of someone’s private
emails. This is about the fact that criminals were able to hack in and steal what has now been
identified as many times the volume of all of the printed material in the Library of Congress and
threaten the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who work in the film and television industry, as
well as the millions who simply choose to go to the movies. The Internet is a powerful force for good
and it is deplorable that it is being used as a weapon not just by common criminals, but also,
sophisticated cyber terrorists. We cannot allow that front to be opened again on American
corporations or the American people.”

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