The White House has publicly blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack in May that locked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. From a report: In an opinion piece published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert writes that after careful investigation, Washington can say that Pyongyang is “directly responsible” for the WannaCry virus. Bossert called the attack in which victims received ransom demands to unlock their computers “cowardly, costly and careless.” “The consequences and repercussions of WannaCry were beyond economic,” he wrote. “The malicious software hit computers in the U.K.’s health-care sector particularly hard, compromising systems that perform critical work. These disruptions put lives at risk.” More details here.
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