White House says FBI leading probe of cyber attack on Sony Pictures

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House National Security Council (NSC) said the FBI was leading the investigation on a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and that the US government had offered the company support and assistance.

"The United States is investigating attribution and will provide an update at the appropriate time," the NSC said in a statement.

A source said earlier that the United States may officially announce in the near future that the North Korean government was behind the attack.