North Korea offers to help the US find those responsible for the Sony Hack

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Whenever a big company gets hacked, it hits the news and usually fades away after a week or so. The Sony hack is a wee bit different from the usual cyber attack, and it’s said to involve North Korea. Well, today the country spoke out, and they say they are just here to help.

In case you’ve been out of the loop, Sony got hacked and it’s all because of a film called The Interview. Yeah, that flick with James Franco and Seth Rogan. Apparently, North Korea doesn’t appreciate the humor, and the Sony Hack is a breech that has knocked Hollyweird and Sony for a loop.

E-mails from Sony executives have been trickling out over the past week, and they’ve been interesting to say the least. The Sony Xperia Z4 made an unexpected appearance as a tie-in to the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, and several pirated movies also hit the net. Things reached a boiling point when “attacks” were threatened and 911 was mentioned in regards to the film being released. Needless to say, that went over like a lead balloon, the film was pulled by Sony, and celebrities along with a lot of other folks were not pleased.

We’ve been waiting to hear what North Korea would have to say about the matter, and today they did not disappoint. As quoted by the KCNA news agency…

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 CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.”

This comes on the heels of the FBI stepping in to say North Korea was behind the attack, and President Obama speaking out against Sony’s decision to pull the film. Obama said he wished Sony had, “spoken with him first” before decided to pull the film as “that’s not what America is about.”

At this time, Sony has no plans to release The Interview in theaters or on VOD – the company has also pulled promotional material online. You can rest assured we will hear more about the Sony hack and possibly see more leaked material emerge well into the coming year. You can also bet the farm that The Interview will eventually get a release official or otherwise.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.