North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) stands in the snow as he inspects KPA Unit 1313
IN PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) stands in the snow as he inspects KPA Unit 1313 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 5, 2014. Reuters/KCNA

The inter-nation feud over the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyberattack has taken a serious turn. According to recent updates, North Korea has warned United States with war-like consequences if the freshly imposed sanctions are not recalled.

Yahoo News reported that North Korean state-owned news agency, KCNA News, disclosed that their National Defence Commission demanded that the U.S. recall the sanctions they have recently imposed against them. "The U.S. should roll back its hostile policy towards the DPRK of its own accord if it does not want to suffer a war disaster," the news agency stated.

As reported earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a fresh set of sanctions to reportedly punish the nation for vandalising Sony through a cyberattack. Although North Korea has constantly vehemently denied the allegations, the U.S. intelligence agency, F.B.I., accused it for the paralysing hack attack, which resulted in the leak of several confidential information and email exchanges.

In retaliation to the sanctions, the Asian country raised strong objections by reportedly releasing an official statement calling the White House's move as an "inveterate repugnancy and hostility" towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Meanwhile, F.B.I. Director James Comey emphasised that their allegations against the nation were based on the facts that the Sony cyberattack and the following threats were all traced back to the IP addresses used exclusively by the North Koreans, as reported by CBS News. He confirmed the same at a cybersecurity conference held at New York's Fordham University. Comey even predicted that the hackers may strike again very soon.

According to Comey, the hackers used a proxy server to conceal their identity. However, they sometimes reportedly got 'sloppy' and accidentally sent some messages through IP addresses that could be traced back to North Korea. This declaration contradicted the claims of many cyber security experts who expressed their doubts over North Korea's involvement in the infamous cyberattack.

Sony Pictures' venture, 'The Interview', is the major cause of fury in this matter. A hacking gang paralysed Sony's internal IT system on Nov. 24 last year, followed by threats of 9/11-style attacks on theatres that will showcase the movie on its Christmas day release. The movie is a fictional comic plot about two agents and their assassination plan against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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