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.