North Korea Pleads Innocent On Sony Hack, Offers To Help U.S. Find True Culprits
A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry took things to a new level by saying the country wants to help find the real culprit in a joint investigation with the U.S., adding that there would be "grave consequences" if the White House decides to balk at the offer.
"We propose to conduct a joint investigation with the U.S. in response to groundless slander being perpetrated by the U.S. by mobilizing public opining," the North Korean spokesman said, according to Reuters
The evidence shared by the FBI thus far indicates that North Korea acted alone in the cyberattack against Sony. U.S. officials have begun talking with Japan, China, South Korea, and Russia about assisting with efforts to respond to the attack. So far, Japan and South Korea said they would cooperate.
There are some precedents being set here. This is the first time the U.S. has directly accused another country of a cyberattack of this scale on American soil. It's also the first time that a foreign threat has caused the cancellation of a movie debut, as was the case here when Sony decided to cancel the Christmas Debut of "The Interview," an outlandish comedy involving a CIA sanctioned assassination attempt against Kim Jong-un.