North Korea: US responsible for recent internet outages in the country
North Korea, on Saturday, blamed the US for internet outages the country has recently experienced amid a confrontation over Sony Pictures’ hacking.
Some of North Korea’s main internet sites remained disrupted early in the week for reasons that U.S. tech firms claim could relate to technological glitches or even hacking attacks.
“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic,” the North Korea’s National Defense Commission said in a statement.
A spokesman for the commission went on to call the situation “truly laughable,” and again rejected accusations by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation that North Korea was involved in
Sony Pictures’ hacking.
The Commission has also condemned US President Barack Obama of being responsible for release of Sony’s controversial film ‘The Interview’, a comedy about the fictional assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.
The studio had cancelled the release of The Interview following the hacking attack on Sony by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. However, after criticism from Obama that it was caving into pressure from North Korea, Sony decided to reverse its decision and roll out the film on a limited release.
“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s Policy Department said in a statement carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency.
No immediate reaction has yet been received from the White House.