On Sunday, North Korea denied being behind last month's massive Sony Pictures hack, dismissing the connection as a "wild rumor," but sure thinks that those who are responsible (whoever they might be) are pretty rad.
DPRK state media—which has mostly stayed silent on the subject of corporate cyber attacks—had nothing but praise for the anonymous, definitely not North Korean hackers who targeted the studio behind The Interview, an upcoming Kim Jong-un assassination comedy it had previously called an "act of war."
"We do not know where in America the SONY Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack," said a North Korean military spokesman in a statement published today. "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 the DPRK."
"The hacking into the SONY Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK in response to its appeal," he added.
On Friday, a group claiming responsibility for the attack sent a mass email to Sony employees, writing, "Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below if you don't want to suffer damage. If you don't, not only you but your family will be in danger."
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