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North Korea rejects US accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks

Reuters | Published: December 21, 2017 11:15:32 | Updated: December 21, 2017 22:45:37


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A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach.

“As we have clearly stated on several occasions, we have nothing to do with cyber attack and we do not feel a need to respond, on a case-by-case basis, to such absurd allegations of the US,” the spokesman said, according to the North’s official KCNA news agency.

The US accusation was a serious political provocation against North Korea that Pyongyang would never tolerate, the spokesman said. The May cyber attack crippled hospitals, banks, and other companies.

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