North Korea has hilariously denied that it was involved in the digital security breach carried out against Sony Pictures last month, the New York Times reports today.
The attack on Sony Pictures took several of its computer systems offline and leaked droves of sensitive private documents to the public. Many have speculated that the hackers were working with the North Korean government due to a comedy film produced by Sony called The Interview. The film involves two journalists (played by Seth Rogan and James Franco) who have been asked by the U.S. government to assassinate North Korea’s monarch leader Kim Jong-Un. Unsurprisingly, this royally pissed off Jong-Un.
A spokesperson for the North Korean government claimed that it didn’t know why the attack against Sony was carried out, but did say that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers” of North Korea. [Riiiiight.]
Considering that North Korea limits the technology made available to its citizens (the country has its own “iPhone,” too) and deeply censors Internet access, it’s pretty laughable to think that the country wasn’t at all involved in the attack against Sony. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out after The Interview premieres in theaters, which isn’t due out until Christmas Day.