North Korea vague when asked whether it’s behind Sony Pictures leak

North Korea vague when asked if it's behind Sony Pictures leak
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea remained vague after being asked whether it was behind a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that led to the leak of several of its new films.

The country was one of multiple suspects being looked at by US investigators following the attack, which saw the remake of Annie and Brad Pitt’s Fury being leaked online, among other films.

The hack on November 24 also knocked out the company’s computer systems for over a week.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in California (Picture: AP)

North Korea didn’t do anything to distance itself from the allegations when a spokesman said ‘I kindly advise you to just wait and see,’ after being asked whether the country was involved.

The technology news site Re/code reported Sony was investigating whether hackers working on behalf of the North Korean government were responsible for the attack as retribution for the company’s backing of the film The Interview.

The movie, which is due to be released in the United States and Canada on December 25, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Pyongyang denounced the film as ‘an act of war’ in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June.

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Spokesmen with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, which are investigating the breach, declined to comment.

Sony representatives also wouldn’t discuss who they suspected was behind the attack.

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2 December 2014 | 10:27 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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