NKorea denies hacking into SKorean bank’s network

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has denied launching a cyber attack that paralyzed the computer network of a large South Korean bank.

South Korean prosecutors said last week that North Korean hackers were behind the April attack that brought down the Nonghyup Bank’s computer system.

The North’s Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces said in a statement Tuesday carried by the official Korean Central News Agency that the prosecutors’ charges were a fabrication aimed at intensifying anti-North Korean sentiment in the South.

South Korean prosecutors said the software used in last month’s attack was similar to that employed in a 2009 attack on a South Korean website that authorities blamed on North Korea.