The largest news story of 2014 is now promising to be one that just won’t go away. It also unfortunately may end up being the most memorable, as North Korea seem to be prepared to go to war over the fall out after the Interview and Sony Pictures hack. If you haven’t yet read the information behind the largest cyber intrusion in public knowledge, we have published several articles over the last few weeks.The DPRK has promised, but as yet has not specified, attacks against the US over the accusations surrounding the Sony pictures hacks. They maintain that there is no state sponsoring behind what they all they had no involvement in the high scale intrusion, and have no knowledge of “the righteous action,” nor the Guardians of Peace group believed to be behind them.
“The army and people of the DPRK [North Korea] are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space,” – statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency
The outrage is against the public declarations by the US government a few days ago to formally accuse North Korea of the acts of cyber warfare. In a long and extremely aggressive statement North Korea has promised attacks on ‘all war spaces including cyber warfare,’ declaring unspecific tough counteraction against the White House, Pentagon and the whole of the US mainland.
“Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole US mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the ‘symmetric counteraction’ declared by Obama.” – statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency
It remains to be seen whether these threats will be carried out as North Korea has a long and hostile history of threats against the US, often referring to them as ‘the cesspool of terrorism’. It goes without saying the US would launch full scale retaliation if North Korea were to take action on US soil. One thing is for sure is this will drag on through to 2015. Any idea when this will end? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on social networks.