North Korea has denied allegations by South Korea that it engaged in a computer hacking scheme to steal millions of dollars from online gaming sites.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that the accusations are an unacceptable provocation meant to smear Pyongyang's image overseas.
South Korean police recently arrested five suspects they say were recruited to work in China alongside more than 30 hackers from North Korea. The hackers allegedly broke into gaming sites and stole gaming points worth around $6 million.
Police in Seoul said some of the money went to the North Korean government.
The North has been accused several times in recent years of mounting cyber attacks on the South. Pyongyang has denied all the allegations.