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North Korea Not Behind Sony Hacking But Calls The Act a ‘Righteous Deed’; Playstation and Entertainment Network Now Back Online

Dec 10, 2014 10:35 PM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures News, Sony Pictures Hacked, Sony Pictures Hacking, Sony Pictures North Koreans, North Korean, North Korean News, North Korean hacking

North Korea refuted claims that they are behind the recent embarrassing and massive hack of Sony Picture Entertainment Network but the socialist state called the hacking a "righteous deed."

Through KCNA, the state-run propaganda arm of North Korea, the socialist country denied any involvement in the recent attack on Sony Entertainment Network's website. This is after the North Korea has been rumored to be behind the hacking according to some tech experts.

"We do not know where in America the SONY Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack nor we feel the need to know about it." The socialist state said their involvement is a "wild rumor" and it is impossible to do such cyber attack on "a country far across the ocean."

Before the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) blatantly said it was not responsible for the attack, the state-arm first praised and lauded the brains behind the hacking.

"The hacking into the SONY Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK." The state-run also said, "The hacking is so fatal that all the systems of the company have been paralyzed, causing the overall suspension of the work and supposedly a huge ensuing loss."

Some tech experts believed the hacking of Sony Corporation's Entertainment Network was done by the North Korea as there are similarities between the malware used in this attack and a "different cyber blitz against South Korea."

Codes used by the hackers were also both written in Korean language. It can also be recalled that Sony will also be releasing a comedy which talks about North Korean chief Kim Jong Un's assassination attempt.

The massive attack brought the Playstation Network and Sony Entertainment Network down last Monday. Sony users were not able to access the sites but the worst part is the release of confidential data of employees as well as full length Sony movies in the web pages.

Hackers were also able to steal and posted 100 terabytes of data from the tech giant. Both websites are now back online and an investigation is currently underway.

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