2014-12-06T230715Z_660836432_GM1EAC70HMR01_RTRMADP_3_KOREA-NORTH

N. Korea denies carrying out hack attack on Sony Pictures

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance to May 9 Catfish FarmNorth Korea denied Sunday involvement in a brazen cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a “righteous deed” potentially orchestrated by supporters furious over a Hollywood comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un. “The hacking into the Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the (North) in response to its appeal,” the North’s top military body, the National Defense Commission, told the state-run KCNA news agency. “The Interview”, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim, has infuriated Pyongyang, which earlier warned of “merciless retaliation” against what it called a “wanton act of terror”. The NDC rejected the media reports as “false rumour”, but went on to slam Sony for producing the film, which it said was “hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership”.

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