DPRK rejects U.S. accusation of being responsible for WannaCry cyber attack

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-21 19:54:20|Editor: Zhou Xin
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PYONGYANG, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday rejected the U.S. accusation that it was responsible for the Wannacry ransomware attack upon global cyber space in May.

A foreign affairs ministry spokesperson told the official Korean Central News Agency that the United States is now inciting a global confrontation against the DPRK by forcibly linking it to the latest cyber attack incident.

"The U.S., a source of all social evils and a state of global cyber-crimes, is unreasonably accusing the DPRK without any forensic evidence. This cannot be construed otherwise than an expression of its inveterate repugnance towards the DPRK," said the spokesman.

He said the DPRK has nothing to do with the cyber attack and it does not "feel a need to respond, on a case-by-case basis, to such absurd allegations of the U.S."

"However, we can never tolerate the reckless U.S. move of using the issue of cyber-attack for the purpose of making direct accusations against our state," he said.

"This move is a grave political provocation by the U.S. aimed at inducing the international society into a confrontation against the DPRK by tarnishing the image of the dignified country and demonizing it," he added.

The WannaCry ransomware attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The United States vowed recently that the DPRK would be held accountable for the attack.