North Korea denies cyberattacks, calls U.S. 'hacking empire'Staff Writer | March 20, 2017
North Korea media slammed the United States for allegations Pyongyang may be behind a wave of cyberattacks against international banks and other institutions.
"Cyberspace is one of the many strategies of U.S. hegemony, along with the nuclear stick and the U.S. dollar, to launch a pre-emptive strike" against North Korea, the statement from KCNA read.
North Korea also denounced the CIA for its alleged monitoring of people through computers and computer-controlled appliances – a claim that is gaining support after WikiLeaks published a large cache of private data on March 7.
The United States is a "hacking empire, the worst of bullying countries," Pyongyang said in response to the news. ■