The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea has denied being responsible for the massive hack of Sony Pictures last month, saying that even though they did not do the deed, they are indeed very happy about it.
Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of a massive hack conducted by some anonymous hackers, who leaked thousands of private and office documents, including medical records and scripts of unreleased movies. On Friday, a group claiming responsibility for the attack sent a mass email to Sony employees, saying, ‘Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below if you don’t want to suffer damage. If you don’t, not only you but your family will be in danger.’
Many outlets are speculating that the massive hack may be connected with the dispute between North Korea and Sony over the movie The Interview – an upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy that talks about the assassination of Kim Jong-Un. But in a statement released on Sunday, the country dismissed the connection as ‘wild rumor’ – but made it clear that they are enjoying Sony’s woes.
‘We do not know where in America the SONY Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack,’ a military spokesman said in the statement. ‘But what we clearly know is that the SONY Pictures is the very one which was going to produce a film abetting a terrorist act while hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.’
He added, ‘The hacking into the SONY Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK in response to its appeal.’
You can read the rest of the statement here.
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