Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has strenously denied attempting to court positive publicity after announcing that his latest Party Political Broadcast had been "hacked by North Korean hackers off the internet using computers".
Unlike other high profile hack attacks in recent weeks including the attack on Sony, Mr Miliband is not high profile.
Miliband's claims that he has been the target of North Korean hackers have been laughed off by opposition politicians. One Tory MP said that Miliband's announcement was a "ruse" after Labour HQ suggested that the launch of the Party Political Broadcast (called "The Cost of Bacon Crisis") would be brought forward. Originally having been intended to be released in April, it has been suggested that it will be brought forward to next week when it will be released as a 'pay per view' online video with a price of approximately £5-6 per view.
However, the major online film streaming companies issued a joint statement late yesterday saying that they "do not want to be associated with this film. We think it could cause us serious reputational damage" and that their analysis was that "it would not gross more than £500-600 worldwide". (The Spoof asked the companies to check this number and they subsequently issued an apology stating it was a typo and would have read "£5-6".)
A spokesman for the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un, said that he had met Mr Miliband on a number of occasions but "Miliband is a nonentity. I would rather hack email of President Hollande. And nobody care about him either."