NKorea denies cyberattack on Sony over movie but calls it a 'righteous deed'

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North Korea is denying that it orchestrated a cyberattack on Sony in retaliation for an upcoming Hollywood movie that depicts an assassination plot against the North's leader.

But an unidentified spokesman for the North's powerful National Defense Commission on Sunday clearly relished the blow to a company that he said was producing a movie that was "abetting a terrorist act" and "hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership" of North Korea.

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The spokesman says the attack "might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers" of the North, and says South Korea "groundlessly linked the hacking attack with" Pyongyang.

A cyberattack last week disrupted Sony's computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet.

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