When pressed on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to call the cyber-attack on Sony an act of terrorism.
JOHNSON: The United States government is actively considering a range of options that we will take in response to this attack.
MITCHELL: What kind of options? This is not a military issue, or is it?
JOHNSON: Well like I said, we are considering a range of options. We regard this as a very serious attack.
MITCHELL: Is it terrorist? Is it terrorism, I should say?
JOHNSON: I hesitate to put labels on what we believe occurred here, except to say it’s a very serious attack not only on individuals and a company, but on basic freedoms we enjoy in this country.