Sunday, December 21, 2014

North Korea Denies Hacking Sony. Threatens Retailiation

North Korea has denied hacking Sony Pictures email to avenge the studio's not-yet-released movie The Interview, about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (KCNA/Reuters)

North Korea Denies Hacking Sony -- Reuters

(Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

The United States stands by its assertion that North Korea was to blame, a White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman said on Saturday, in response to the remarks.

U.S. President Barack Obama had blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack on Sony, which had led to the Hollywood studio cancelling the imminent release of "The Interview," a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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More News On North Korean Denials That They Are Responsible For Hacking Sony

North Korea responds to Sony hack attack allegations -- CBS/AP
North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US -- FOX News
North Korea wants joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking -- Irish Times
North Korea threatens to hit back at White House in Sony Pictures hacking row -- Straits Times/AFP
N. Korea threatens ultra-harsh action on U.S. soil over hacking allegation -- Global Post/Yonhap News Agency
North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack -- RT

Update: U.S. Rejects North Korean Call For Joint Probe Of Hacking Attacks -- Radio Free Europe


James said...

I would love to compare those notebooks to each other.

War News Updates Editor said...

James .... having a notebook is serious stuff for totalitarian regimes. I asked a North Korean diplomat years ago what do they write in those pads ... his answer .... we always write what the leader is saying. Nothing more .... nothing less. And sometimes .... someone in the security detail will demand to see what they wrote .... hence nothing inflammatory.

James said...

As I had suspected, thus the wish to compare. I bet they sweat over the punctuation.