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Sony Cyber-Attack: North Korea Calls US Sanctions Hostile 1/4/2015 (Video)

Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:49
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North Korea has characterized latest sanctions imposed as part of a reaction to a serious cyber-attack against Sony Pictures as part of a hostile and inflammatory US policy.

The US placed sanctions on 3 North Korean organisations plus 10 individuals after the FBI blamed Pyongyang for the purpose of the actual cyber-attack.

North Korea applauded the particular attack upon Sony but rejected any kind of participation in it.

It emerged as Sony was just about to release The Interview, a comedy about a storyline to assassinate North Korea’s leader!

Sony initially canceled plans to show this particular film, before choosing to release it on the internet and at a limited number of movie theaters.

‘Inveterate repugnancy’

The US sanctions imposed on Friday are believed to be the first occasion the US have taken to discipline any other country concerning cyber-attacks on a United States business.

Saying these, White House officials informed correspondents that the move ended up being as part of responses to the Sony hack, however the targets of the sanctions were not directly associated.

In response, the North’s state-run KCNA news agency on Sunday cited a international ministry spokesman as saying: “The policy persistently pursued by the US to stifle the DPRK [North Korea], groundlessly stirring up bad blood towards it, would only harden its will and resolution to defend the sovereignty of the country.”
“The persistent and unilateral action taken by the White House to slap ‘sanctions’ against the DPRK patently proves that it is still not away from inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK.”

United States sanctions had been currently in place over North Korea’s nuclear program however experts stated that the new sanctions happened to be designed to further isolate their country’s defence industry.

Those identified in the sanctions were:

The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea’s primary intelligence organisation.
North Korea’s primary arms dealer, the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (Komid).
Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, which supports North Korea’s defence research.
Jang Song Chol, a government official said to be a Komid representative in Russia.
Kim Yong Chol, a government official said to be a Komid representative in Iran.
Ryu Jin and Kang Ryong, both Komid officials in Syria, according to the US.

North Korea held accountable the US for lengthy internet outages in the country last week but United States authorities have actually not commented on any potential American participation.

Sony hack: The Interview saga.
The Interview features James Franco and Seth Rogen as two journalists granted an audience with Mr Kim. The CIA then enlists the pair to assassinate him.

22 November: Sony computer systems hacked, exposing embarrassing emails and personal details about stars.
7 December: North Korea denies accusations that it is behind the cyber-attack, but praises it as a “righteous deed”.
16 December: “Guardians of Peace” hacker group threatens 9/11-type attack on cinemas showing film; New York premiere cancelled.
17 December: Leading US cinema groups say they will not screen film; Sony cancels Christmas Day release.
19 December: FBI concludes North Korea orchestrated hack; President Obama calls Sony cancellation “a mistake”.
20 December: North Korea proposes joint inquiry with US into hacks, rejected by the US.
22 December: North Korea suffers a severe internet outage.
23 December: Sony confirms a limited Christmas Day release for The Interview.
2 January: The US imposes sanctions on North Korea in response to the cyber-attack.



Big bully US government, is getting desperate with new tactics trying to create yet another war. Hopefully the world will stand together and give “Big bully” what they deserve. it’s long overdue. What do you think?


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