The United States has turned down North Korea’s claim that it was not involved in the hacking incident on Sony Entertainment Pictures.
On Saturday, US president Barack Obama has broken his silence over Sony cyber attack and confirmed that the probing agency Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found crucial links for North Korea involvement in the incident.
The FBI has on Friday said that North Korea was responsible for cyber-attack in November in which crucial details and private emails of the company were leaked and the Sony employees and their closed ones were sent threatening emails.
But North Korea strongly denied carrying out any such attack saying, “We have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.”
In a statement on Saturday, the North Korean foreign ministry said, “As the US is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident.”
The North Korean government also invited the United States to take part in a joint probe into the entire incident.
Meanwhile, a senior US security official said that the North Korean government should “admit culpability and compensate Sony”.
Defending the findings of probe, US National Security spokesman Mark Stroh said, “We are confident the North Korean government is responsible for this destructive attack. If the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused.”
Soon after the hack and threatening emails, Sony Entertainment Network called off the release of the controversial satirical film, The Interview, which depicts the fictional killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
‘The Interview’ was scheduled to open on Christmas.
Meanwhile, North Korea hailed the cyber attack which they call was carried by the supporters of their country as the film, which has assassination plot of Kim, hurts the “dignity of its supreme leadership”