North Korea denies hacking into Sony Pictures’ computers

North Korea denies hacking into Sony Pictures’ computers

In a recently-published article on North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency, the top military body in the country has rebuffed the suggestions that the computer systems at Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Entertainment were hacked by North Korean hackers.

The hack, which hit Sony Pictures on November 24, virtually crippled the studio's computer networks; and leaked information online about forthcoming films as well as personal data of Sony Pictures' employees.

North Korea's denial of any involvement in the massive cyber attack has come against the backdrop of speculations that the attack marked an evident retaliation by the country for a comedy film, 'The Interview.' The film has been made by Sony Pictures; and is scheduled for release later this month.

The film has been condemned by North Korea, and even described as an "act of terrorism," because its plot revolves around how the CIA enlists two journalists - played by actors James Franco and Seth Rogen - to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, after the journalists are granted the permission to interview the leader.

Meanwhile, denying the rumors about the country's alleged hacking into Sony Pictures computer systems, North Korean military body has asserted that though the attack was a "righteous deed," the country was not involved in it. However, the military body also said alongside that North Korea has a lot of "supporters and sympathizers" worldwide, and the attack may have carried out by them.

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