North Korea not involved in “righteous hacking”

Kim Jong Un, courtesy of North Korea news agencyNorth Korea has denied it was involved in the hacking of Sony, but indicated it considered it a “righteous deed” and owed the hackers a drink.

North Korea was jolly cross that Sony Pictures was producing a film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

While denying responsibility for an attack last week that disrupted Sony’s computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet, an unidentified spokesman for the North’s powerful National Defence Commission acknowledged that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathisers” of the North’s call for the world to turn out in a “just struggle” against US imperialism.

The statement claimed that North Korea did not know where in America the Sony Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack.

“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 of North Korea.”

The Kim family has ruled for three generations, and sees any outside criticism or mockery of its leader as an attack on its sovereignty.

The movie “The Interview,” is a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, and its plot concerns an attempt on the life of leader Kim Jong Un and Pyongyang does not find the idea funny.

“The United States should know that there are a great number of supporters and sympathisers with North Korea all over the world as well as the `champions of peace’ who attacked the Sony Pictures,” the statement said.

“The righteous reaction will get stronger to smash the evil doings.”