North Korea has threatened to attack US. Government and U.S. based companies and institutions amid the Sony Hack Fiasco which led to cancellation of the release of ‘The Interview’.
The North Korea was outraged by the movie that showed the assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea claimed that it had evidence that the U.S. government was the real mastermind behind the project that was supposed to be launch as propaganda attack against North Korea. Korea authorities expressed their anger and frustration through the post published by the state news agency KCNA. Korea authorities escalated the issue when they said they will ‘blow up’ the white house while maintain the view that they had nothing to do with the hacking attacks on Sony.
The communist dictatorship of North Korea called the United States as a ’cesspool of terrorism’ and saying that it had lashed out at the bastion of U.S. imperialists’, mainly the White House and Pentagon in particular.
A press release, translated from Korean paper, said: ‘The DPRK [North Korea] has already launched the toughest counteraction.Nothing is a more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction.’
‘Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans. The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels.’
But despite its belligerent language, the North Korea remained persistent on its view that it did not have anything to do with the cyber attacks on Sony, for which a group with the name of ‘Guardians of Peace’ has taken responsibility originally.
North Korea praised the people who were behind the attack as they considered it as something that the U.S. deserved, but they refused to take responsibility for it. The intelligence officials in U.S. produced the evidence that openly linked the attack to North Korean regime. They further said that technical information of attack traced it’s way to North Korean hallmarks. But, Kim Jong Un’s spokesmen reiterated that FBI’s claims are false and fabricated, and described U.S. as propagandist and ‘gangster-like’.
It is also written in the post that North Korea believes that the directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg received direct instructions from the U.S. Authorities, who directed them to add more scenes to ‘insult the dignity’ of North Korea.
They said: ‘It is said that the movie was conceived and produced according to the ‘guidelines’ of the U.S. authorities who contended that such movies hurting the dignity of the DPRK (North Korea) supreme leadership and inciting terrorism against it would be used in an effective way as “propaganda against north Korea”.
“The special human rights envoy of United State’s State Department went the lengths of urging the movie makers to keep all scenes insulting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership in the movie, saying it is needed to “vex the north Korean government”.
‘The facts explicitly depict that the U.S. is the main source and promoter of terrorism as it has loudly called for fighting terrorism everywhere in the world but conspired behind the scene to produce and distribute movies inciting it in various countries of the world.’
After the threat of hackers, Sony canceled The Interview’s release that was expected to release on 25th December across the U.S. The majority of Cinema houses who were set to screen the movie cancelled it after the threats. President Barack Obama later criticized Sony on cancelling the release of Movie, and assured that he would have intervened to protect Sony so that it goes on with the movie.
In an interview with the CNN, he said: ‘If we set a precedent in which a dictator in another country can disrupt, through cyber, you know, a company’s distribution chain or its products and, as a consequence, we start censoring ourselves, that’s a problem.’
However, he also sought to downplay the overall significance of the spat, calling it ‘cyber vandalism’, while North Korea has repeatedly called the making of the film ‘an act of war’.