North Korea has denied hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film depicting the country’s leader – but has praised the attack itself as a “righteous deed”.
The attack crippled computers at Sony and led to upcoming films – including Annie starring Cameron Diaz – and workers’ personal data being leaked online.
North Korea said its “supporters and sympathisers” may have carried out the hack – but said it was not involved.
North Korea has described the film The Interview as an “act of terrorism”
The comedy, made by Sony Pictures, features James Franco and Seth Rogen as two journalists who are granted an audience with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The CIA then enlists the pair to assassinate him. The film is due to be released over Christmas.