North Korea denies hacking Sony and says it can prove it had nothing to do with the cyber-attack on Sony and proposes a joint investigation with the US.
The North Korean news agency KCNA warned there would be “grave consequences” if the White House declined the offer.
State media called the FBI’s claim that North Korea was behind the attack on the entertainment giant a “slander”.
The North’s foreign ministry, quoted by KCNA, said:
“As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident.”
“Without resorting to such tortures as were used by the US CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.”
The United States stands by its assertion that North Korea was to blame, a White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman said on Saturday, in response to the remarks.
U.S. President Barack Obama had blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack on Sony, which had led to the Hollywood studio cancelling the imminent release of “The Interview,” a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
While some in the hacker community remain skeptical, on Friday the FBI said it had proof that the hack originated from North Korea. North Korea has denied the accusations and proposed holding a joint inquiry with the US.
“As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident,”
a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday:.
“Without resorting to such tortures as were used by the CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.”
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