July 02, 2020

North Korea denies cyber-crime accusations, says U.S. seeks to “provoke”: MFA
DPRK statement comes after U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for money laundering

The U.S. intended to “tarnish the image" of the DPRK with recent cyber-crime accusations, a statement published on North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website said on Friday evening.

The statement, attributed to a spokesperson for the "National Coordination Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," referenced a U.S. government report published last month called the “DPRK Cyber Threat Advisory,” which accused the North of committing multiple high-profile cyber-crimes.