After Sony’s email hack this month led to pulling a film depicting the killing of Kim Jong Un, North Korea is at it again. This time though, they’re doing it while experiencing a nationwide Internet outage. Amidst claims that the depicted assassination is “clear evidence” that the Obama administration is out to try and kill Kim Jong Un, they have released some stern warnings. They have threatened to retaliate against the U.S., but no word yet if they meant by releasing a satirical movie, or actually taking military action.
A UN meeting was scheduled to address North Korea’s despicable human rights situation, and they have since claimed they will not be attending due to the recent [theatrical] developments. While drafting up a colorful response, North Korea referred to the U.S. as a “cesspool of terrorism” and called the plot of The Interview “vicious and dastardly”. No word yet on what North Korea thinks of the rest of Hollywood’s films.
In their response to the UN, North Korea also added “The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces, including cyber warfare to blow up those citadels,” the statement said, making sure to use their formal identity as DPRK. “It is not [an] exaggeration to say, in the light of the prevailing situation, that the US administration and President Obama, looking after the overall state affairs of the US, have been behind the case,” they added.
Last week, Sony Pictures cancelled all showings of The Interview, and nixed the idea of DVD releases also, essentially eating the entire cost of the film making process [over $44M].
In looking into the Sony hack, the FBI has said that it closely resembles hacking efforts previously made by North Korea. In it’s response though, North Korea stated this was purely “based on obscure sci-tech data and false story.” No word yet if they actually believe their own words.