Sony hackers are 'too savvy' to be North Korea, says Interview creator Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen has had his salary released in the much-publicised hacking

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The Independent Online

The Sony email hacking has attracted international attention, yet the culprits are still unknown.

It has been speculated that North Korea is responsible for the leak, after officials were outraged by James Franco and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview, about tabloid reporters who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate dictator Kim Jong-un.

The North Korean government warned that failure to stop the release of the movie would result in a “resolute and merciless response” from the country.

However, Rogen doesn’t think that North Korea is to blame.

“No one has definitively told us that North Korea is who did the hack,” said Rogen on Howard Stern’s radio show. “One day, I'm like, 'It's f***ing for sure them.' And the next day I'm like, 'There's no way it's them' because it seems too savvy of Hollywood politics.''

The emails have exposed various exchanges between Sony Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, which have criticised Angelina Jolie and dismissed Michael Fassbender.

The two apologised yesterday over an exchange about Barack Obama, which was accused of being racist.

The hackings also saw the release of the salaries of Franco and Rogen.

“The fact that I'm talking about this is f**king weird,” said Rogen. “It's stolen information. I think it is f**ked up that anyone's talking about it and I'm OK talking about my sh*t because I don't care that much and the stuff that was stolen from me… On the grand scale it is not that bad, but it is f**king stolen!”