US rejects North Korea offer to investigate Sony hack, reaches out to China
The U.S. has rejected North Korea’s proposal for a joint investigation of a devastating hack on Sony Pictures, and has reached out to China for help blocking future cyberattacks.
North Korea Saturday denied U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation allegations that it was responsible for the Sony hack, and proposed a joint investigation into the incident with the U.S. The U.S., however, is standing firm in its allegations.
“The government of North Korea has a long history of denying responsibility for destructive and provocative actions,” according to a statement from White House National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh. “If the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused,” according to the statement, cited in published reports Saturday.