North Korea Channel 4 drama AXED as TV company hacked in CYBER ATTACK


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North Korea has been reproached for the hack

Opposite Number had been billed as a “bold and provocative” rap over of TV, but has had to be pulled following the cyber attack.

The programme was due to be penned by Bridge of Ratfink follows writer and followed a British nuclear scientist taken prisoner by the tyrannous regime.

North Korea had branded the 10-part drama a “slanderous farce” and promised to protect its crackpot dictator Kim Jong-un’s reputation.

It is claimed the hermit kingdom’s hackers then ruined into TV company Mammoth Screen’s security system in an effort to unleash havoc, the BBC reported.

It is thought the attack was thwarted before any information was captivated or serious damage done.

An executive told the BBC they were “continuous around with their hair on fire” after the cyber warning was uncovered.

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Kim Jong-un does not take criticism lightly

And ins have now decided to abandon the programme, citing funding issues.

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Tensions are high with North Korea

It was observation to be in retaliation for the planned release of Seth Rogen and James Franco haziness The Interview, a comedy where Kim Jong-un was assassinated.

The latest news succeeds as tensions continue to rise even further with the rogue leadership.

North Korea has vowed to bring “total destruction” to the US over its military schools on the peninsula.


A state run newspaper urged Donald Trump to “think twice” past the exercises.

And the country’s Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong told the UN yesterday that “a atomic war may break out any moment”.

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