"Linking [North Korea] to the Sony hacking is another fabrication targeting the country. My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy," claimed an unnamed Pyongyang diplomat as quoted by the Guardian.
The media outlet stresses that it is the first time the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ahs (DPRK) officially denied its involvement in the notorious cyber attack, adding that earlier this week North Korea's UN spokesperson "refused to rule out Pyongyang’s involvement." "Just wait and see" who conducted the attack, he said.
"The size and scope of the recent hack of Sony Pictures in unprecedented for a major US company," Business Insider notes revealing that hackers have released almost 11 terabytes of data. Sony Pictures' sensitive information obtained by perpetrators included employee salaries, disciplinary records, performance reviews and unreleased movies.
Experts suggest that Pyongyang could use hackers based in China in order to attack the US company "in retaliation" for the release of "The Interview." A comedy, scheduled for release on Christmas Day, which tells the fictitious story of two American journalists trying to assassinate Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader.
Pyongyang has already qualified the film as "the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war" in an official letter addressed to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General.