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Pyongyang denies suspected hacking involving North Koreans
North Korea on Sunday denied allegations that a group of 30 North Korean hackers had helped a South Korean criminal gang attain money by breaking into online game servers and collecting crucial data.
The North's Committee for Peaceful Unification of the Fatherland said in a report that South Korea's allegation of a hacking crime involving North Koreans is an "unpardonable provocation."
On Aug. 4, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said the North Korean hackers were hired to infiltrate Seoul-based online game servers and build so-called "auto programs" based on the data they siphoned. The agency said investigators arrested five South Korean members of the criminal gang on charges of building and distributing the illegal programs.