North Korea: Sony Hack May Be Work Of Our Fans

North Korea's government is denying involvement in the recent hacking into the computer system of Sony Corp.'s entertainment unit, instead suggesting the move was possibly made by fans of national leader Kim Jong Un. "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," an unidentified North Korean defense official said in an English-language statement released Sunday and carried in various reports from the region. North Korea had earlier criticized Culver City, Calif.-based Sony Pictures over the pending release of a comedy entitled "The Interview" about a television-news reporter tasked with assassinating Kim. Pyongyang said the film was a form of terrorism. "The hacking into the Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK in response to its appeal," the statement said, referring to North Korea by the abbreviation of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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