SEOUL, July 23 (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday condemned remarks by a senior White Home official about Pyongyang’s cyberattack capabilities and stated it will proceed to face in opposition to what it referred to as U.S. aggression in direction of it.
A Overseas Ministry spokesperson stated that branding North Korea as a “group of criminals” revealed the true nature of Washington’s hostile coverage in direction of North Korea.
Anne Neuberger, the U.S. deputy nationwide safety advisor for cyber and rising know-how, reportedly stated on Wednesday that the North Koreans had been a legal syndicate pursuing income “within the guise of a rustic”.
North Korea is extensively believed to have 1000’s of skilled hackers and stealing of cryptocurrencies has grow to be a serious supply of funding for the sanctions-hit nation and its weapons programmes.
“In any case, the U.S. administration has revealed the true image of its most vile hostile coverage, as soon as coated beneath the veil of ‘dialogue with no strings hooked up’ and ‘diplomatic engagement’,” state information company KCNA stated, citing the international ministry spokesperson.
“Similarly, the DPRK will face off the U.S., the world’s one and solely group of criminals.”
Reporting by Cynthia Kim, Modifying by Angus MacSwan
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