NORTH KOREA

  • North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time' 5 days ago

    London: North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday. "It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes," Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles 6 days ago

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • NSA identifies North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment February 20, 2015

    Ottawa: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said on Thursday. Speaking to a Canadian security conference, Rogers explained that the discovery was part of...
  • N. Korea Blasts US for Sanctions Over Sony Attack January 4, 2015

    Seoul, South Korea: North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures - the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader. An unnamed spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry, in rhetoric...
  • US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu: Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defence industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the US insisted that...
  • US slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu/Washington: North Korea was hit with more sanctions on Friday designed to impede access to the US financial system in the wake of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the Obama Administration has said was supported by the reclusive country. The US government named three entities, including North Korea's military...
  • Sony Pictures' raunchy comedy 'The Interview' makes $18 million on the opening weekend December 29, 2014

    Sony Pictures said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea. The raunchy comedy that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made almost...
  • North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed': Report December 28, 2014

    Shanghai : North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country's networks. Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time,...
  • In Asia, 'The Interview' is watched illegally online and panned December 28, 2014

    Seoul/Shanghai: Hundreds of thousands of people viewed illegal copies of 'The Interview' in China and South Korea on Friday, just hours after the controversial movie on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released in the United States. Most viewers said they watched the low-brow spoof because...
  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row December 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • 'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in December 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures (6758.T) makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. That the farcical film which angered North Korea and triggered a...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres December 26, 2014

    Sony's 'The Interview' is about a fictional plot assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is already a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres. Tickets in most places have been sold out. ...
  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms December 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview', the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early...
  • President Obama saves the day for Sony Pictures; 'The Interview' goes ahead with a limited release December 24, 2014

    New York, Dec 24 (PTI) Actor Seth Rogen and co-star James Franco hailed Sony Entertainment's decision to finally go ahead with a limited release of their comedy film 'The Interview' this Christmas. Sony had earlier pulled the film from theaters after a cyber attack on its computers that resulted in the...
  • North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack December 23, 2014

    Washington: North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumours of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but...
  • Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute December 23, 2014

    Washington: North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological...
  • CEO Sony Pictures Lynton expresses disappointment on President Obama's comments December 22, 2014

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Hacking of Sony Pictures not an act of war but cyber-vandalism: Obama December 22, 2014

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims December 22, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension with Washington is routine. But...
  • North Korea rubbishes US allegations calling them childish December 21, 2014

    North Korea has rubbished US allegations calling them childish. This after US President Barack Obama said they had enough information to prove Pyongyangs role in the audacious cyber attack. ...
  • Recent hack by North Korea an act of cyber-vandalism: Barack Obama December 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called the recent hack by North Korea into the networks of technology company Sony, not as an act of war, but as an act of cyber-vandalism. ...
  • Since you won't get to see 'The Interview', here are 5 other films with plots to kill real world leaders December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Kim Jong Un isn't alone. Queen Elizabeth II, Saddam Hussein and Pope Pius XIII have also been the targets of wacky assassination attempts on film. But those world leaders actually made it to the multiplex, while the demise of the North Korean dictator in Sony Pictures' beleaguered 'The Interview'...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan December 21, 2014

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny' December 20, 2014

    Seoul:The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp scrapped its Christmas Day release of 'The Interview,' following threats by hackers who have leaked...
  • North Korea responsible for Sony cyber-attack: FBI December 20, 2014

    Washington: The US on Friday blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack on Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures in which confidential information was leaked by hackers. "The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," an official statement from the Federal Bureau of...
  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely December 19, 2014

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio. The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • There's just one Kim Jong Un. North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report December 4, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday. North Korea imposed similar bans on the use of the names of its two former leaders, Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim...