North Korean Government Sony Hackers Don't Work For Us But It Was 'Righteous'

12/7/2014 10:29 AM PST

North Korean Government -- Sony Hackers Don't Work For Us ... But It Was 'Righteous'

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The North Korean government insists it had nothing to do with the hack on Sony ... but at the same time they're rejoicing over the security breach.

A N.K. National Defense Commission spokesperson called the hacking "a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers [of] the DPRK," which condemned the movie.

The North Korean gov. filed a formal complaint with the U.N. over the James Franco/Seth Rogen flick "The Interview" -- which is all about assassinating Kim Jong Un -- calling it an "act of war.

The spokesperson also calls the hackers "champions of peace" ... and accuses South Korea of floating the false rumor of its involvement.