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North Korea Not Behind Sony Hack, Asserts NDC

The National Defense Commission's Policy Department in North Korea (NK) has officially stated through a Spokesperson that there was no hand of the Korean government in planning the cyber-assault on SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment), published softpedia.com dated December 8, 2014.

Earlier, while in New York, an unknown diplomat representing NK had denied the country's involvement in the assault.

The Spokesperson in his statement indicated that it was possibly regarded with favor by sympathizers and supporters of NK towards the hack against SPE after the DPRK (NK) made an appeal.

Several security researchers expressed suspicion on NK of possibly participating within the hack. Of the various breaches, the assault resulted in leakage of a comedy movie "The Interview" yet-to-be-released from Sony as the film satirized Kim Jong-Un the supreme leader of North Korea and which the country's government condemned as a symbol of terrorism. There was also employment of malware in Korean language during the assault.

The Spokesperson stated that Sony Pictures indeed was an entity that was preparing for making one movie backing a terrorist ploy even as it injured DPRK leader's dignity via exploiting U.S.' hostile policy against DPRK. Softpedia.com reported this.

The Spokesman further stated that NDC wasn't aware about Sony Picture's base inside America as also what were its faults that led to the assault against it while simultaneously; the Commission didn't feel it should know the details. Securityweek.com published this, December 7, 2014.

For emphasizing NK government's non-involvement within the incident, NDC states that there's little information with the government regarding SPE's actions which annoyed the attackers apparently going by the name 'Guardians of Peace.'

An erstwhile U.S. representative to North Korea Joseph DeTrani lauded NK for always being honest in admitting/not admitting having a hand behind different attacks, albeit according to him, the country required modifying its policy. Readwrite.com published this, December 8, 2014.

A Recode report informs that the never-like-before breach has resulted in 4 unreleased movies from Sony getting leaked along with salary details about numerous staff members. Not only this, the attackers have re-threatened to harm Sony employees along with families, during the 1st-weekend of December 2014.

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