North Korea has finally broken their silence on their alleged involvement in hacking Sony Pictures and has clarified that they had nothing to do with it.
Amid speculations that North Korea has hacked into the Sony Pictures system and leaked unreleased movies on the Internet, the totalitarian regime has denied any involvement in the same.
A spokesman of the National Defence Commission (supreme leader Kim Jong-un's top governing agency in Pyongyang) told North Korean Central News Agency that they are unaware as to where in America is Sony Pictures located or for what wrongdoing they were targeted. However, he has upheld the hacking incident as a rightful deed.
"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 (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) by taking advantage of the hostile policy of the U.S. administration towards the DPRK," he said.
The spokesman deems that it was probably the act of people or organisations that support the DPRK. North Korea has been vocal about their disdain for American imperialism many times in the past. The US was blamed for "trampling down the universal rights of people to peaceful and stable life and violates the sovereignty of other countries."
While disassociating from the "fatal" hacking that paralysed the multi-national entertainment group, North Korea accuses America's reluctance in holding a full-fledged investigation before buying in to South Korea's allegations against the North.
"What matters here is that the U.S. set the DPRK as the target of the investigation, far from reflecting on its wrongdoings and being shameful of being taken unawares. And the South Korean group, keen on serving its master, groundlessly linked the hacking attack with the DPRK and floated the 'story about the north's involvement', an indication of its inveterate bitterness towards its country fellowmen," the spokesman added.
North Korea's involvement in hacking Sony Pictures was primarily suspected because of their displeasure in the upcoming film, "The Interview", starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. The movie unravels a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Franco, who hosted the eighth episode of Saturday Night Live's 40th season was joined by Rogen during the monologue, during which the duo mocked the Sony Pictures hacking. Franco revealed his "email id" and "password" before Rogen showed him some of their "personal photos" that were "leaked" by North Korean hackers.