N. Korea praises Sony mass hack as ‘righteous deed’ – but denies involvement

North Korea has praised the recent mass cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it a “righteous deed” probably carried out by critics of a comedy depicting a fictional assassination of Kim Jong-un. The country denies any involvement in the hacking.

“The hacking into the SONY Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) in response to its appeal,” a spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission (NDC)toldthe country’s KCNA news agency.

he official added that North Korean authorities don’t know “where in America the SONY Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack nor we feel the need to know about it.”

“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 by taking advantage of the hostile policy of the U.S. administration towards the DPRK,” he added.

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