North Korea has denied accusations that it was involved in the recent hacking of Sony Pictures. The denial came the way of the Pyongyang government state-run media and apparently also said that the recent hacking could have been the workings of pro-North Korean supporters. However, the country did say it was delighted to see the Sony Hollywood studio suffer after ridiculing Kim Jong Un in the soon to be released movie, ” The Interview”.
An article written on the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), stated that North Korea that the hacking “might be a righteous deed of the supporters with the DPRK”. It was also stated in the article that the U.S. should be wary of the great number of supporters of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea are spread all over the world.
Former senior U.S. intelligence official, Joseph DeTrani who served as a messenger when negotiating with Pyongyang, said that the nation is usually straightforward with its claims about attacks. However, he also warned that since Kim Jong Un took the place of his father three years ago, that policy may have been changed.
The cyber attack conducted by the “Guardians of Peace” leaked several movies before they were scheduled to hit cinemas, as well as released personal information of the employees of Sony Pictures and their family members. The GoP also claimed that more information will be released if their demands are not met.
However, it should be noted that the GoP have not actually made any specific demands and have mainly made vague allegations as to wrongdoing on the part of Sony Pictures and its executives.
[Source: Yahoo News]