North Korea Denies It Was Behind the Sony Hack, But Is Super Pleased About It

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epa04316269 A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 15 July 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) attending a live-fire drill by a North Korean artillery unit near the eastern border with South Korea. KCNA reported it on 15 July 2014, without elaborating on the timing of the visit.  EPA/KCNA SOUTH KOREA OUT
Photo: KCNA/epa/Corbis

The North Korean government, a.k.a. the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, is not taking credit for the devastating hack on Sony, which revealed sensitive documents from their cost-cutting measures to releasing their films online. Investigators were wondering if North Korea was behind the attack because the hackers used methods similar to those used in a March 2013 attack against South Korean broadcasters and banks. They would have motive in the sense that they’re unhappy about the upcoming release of The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen in which the main plot is an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. In a video announcement translated by the U.K. Telegraph, though, a spokesperson says that they do not know where Sony Pictures is and could care less what they do, but that it was “a righteous act” and “just punishment for its evil doings.” 

North Korea Denies It Was Behind the Sony Hack