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

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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."