North Korea Denies Hacking Sony Or Leaking Movies, Slams The Interview
North Korea says it is NOT responsible for the massive hacking at Sony, but is praising the attack that crippled the movie company over the last two weeks. As Gossip Cop reported, an entity called the “Guardians of Peace” broke into Sony’s computer system, releasing private information and leaking films online.
Reports have accused North Korea of being behind the attack, a form of retribution for Sony’s The Interview, the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy in which they attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. But around the same time Franco and Rogen were mocking the situation on “Saturday Night Live,” the North Korean government released a statement blasting the movie and celebrating the hacking, while denying any responsibility.
“We do not 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,” says a spokesperson for the Policy Department of the National Defense Commission. “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.”
The statement calls claims of North Korea’s involvement “groundlessly linked” and a “false rumor,” suggesting it instead “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers” joining the country’s “just struggle” against the United States. “There are a great number of supporters and sympathizers with [North Korea] all over the world as well as the ‘champions of peace’ who attacked the Sony Pictures,” says the spokesperson. “The righteous reaction will get stronger to smash the evil doings.” Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.