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In new statement, North Korea demands evidence linking it to Sony hack

It's a fair point.


Taylor Hatmaker


Posted on Dec 27, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 9:39 pm CDT

North Korea isn’t happy about that whole stunt with The Interview, by the way. In a new statement issued to its state-run news agency, North Korean leadership blasts President Obama for encouraging Sony to release the movie and blames the U.S. for its recent Internet woes. 

The missive, titled “U.S. Can Never Justify Screening and Distribution of Reactionary Movie: Policy Department of NDC of DPRK,” accuses the U.S. of disrupting its Internet—which appears offline again on Saturday.

In actuality, the U.S., a big country, started disturbing the internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing a tag.
We had already warned the U.S. not act like beating air after being hit hard by others.
Of course, we do not expect the gangsters to pay heed to our warnings.
When the public is becoming increasingly vocal about the hacking attack on the DPRK media this time, the U.S. feigned ignorance, saying that they should ask “north Korea” and the U.S. neither admits nor denies.

It goes on to lob some predictably problematic insults toward Obama’s stance on the release of The Interview:

“U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to “indiscriminately distribute” the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie.

Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest. “

The statement is odd and meandering, much like last week’s missive on the Sony hack. But on one count, it does have a point. North Korea demands that Obama produce evidence linking the country to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. 

“If the U.S. is to persistently insist that the hacking attack was made by the DPRK, the U.S. should produce evidence without fail, though belatedly. If the U.S. cannot open to public evidence due to “protection of sensitive information source” as expressed by the FBI, the U.S. may conduct a joint investigation with the DPRK in camera.”

As the strange story of the Sony hack continues to unfurl, pressuring the U.S. to release evidence of North Korea’s ties to the hack is perhaps the only thing that the American public and the strange, brutal dictatorship will ever agree on.

H/T NorthKoreaTech | Illustration by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Dec 27, 2014, 3:39 pm CST