Following a recent report by the United Nations Security Council accusing North Korea of stealing up to $2 billion through illegal hacks of financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, the country has come out to deny the accusations. A statement has now been released by the spokesperson for the National Coordination Committee of DPRK for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism.
According to the statement, the United States along with “other hostile forces” are responsible for the “ill-hearted rumours.” The statement says that:
“The fabrication of such a sheer lie by the ringleaders of cyber crime and all other crimes is quite an absurd act aimed at re-enacting the same old trick as the Hitler fascist propagandists used to cling to, often saying ‘Tell a lie a hundred times and it will pass as a truth.’”
The United Nations originally claimed that the money being stolen was being used to fund North Korea’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs. North Korea has now warned it will continue to be intolerant of anything that “impairs the dignity of our state.”
North Korea maintains that the accusations are baseless, completely fabricated and are only “aimed at tarnishing the image of our Republic and finding justification for sanctions and pressure campaigns against the DPRK.
In the original UN report it was noted that South Korea was the most hit, with more hacks and funds stolen than any other location.
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