Korea for Big Ransomware Attack

Which are the countries still talking to North Korea?

Which are the countries still talking to North Korea?

The official said they had a "very high level of confidence" that hacking outfit Lazarus Group carried out the attack on behalf of the North Korean government.

Bossert said the USA would "publicly attribute" WannaCry to North Korea, describing the attack as "cowardly, costly and careless". The malware infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported, "There is no change in our stance that we will not budge an inch in our march toward strengthening our nuclear force".

"We do not make this allegation lightly", he added.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled "It's Official: North Korea Is Behind WannaCry", White House Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert claimed on Monday that the US's findings in their investigation are "based on evidence".

Pointing to threats outside of North Korea, Bossert said preventing similarly massive cyber incidents would take concentrated effort and that President Donald Trump had taken steps in the right direction, such as ordering the modernization of government information technology to enhance the security of United States computer systems and the sharing of software vulnerabilities with developers. "When we must, the United States will act alone to impose costs and consequences for cyber malfeasance", Bossert added.

Bossert wrote that North Korea's "malicious behavior" has gone on for years and is growing more egregious.

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The vulnerability was first discovered by the National Security Agency (NSA), which wrote WannaCrypt, the ransomware used in the attack.

"Other governments and private companies agree", he wrote.

North Korea has reportedly denied any involvement with WannaCry.

Looking ahead, Bessert writes that the USA will take steps to curtail North Korea's "ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise".

Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman of South Korea's Unification Ministry, which deals with matters related to North Korea, said Monday that the Seoul government was examining whether the North was behind hacking attacks on a cryptocurrency exchange in June.

In light of Bessert's op-ed, a follow-up statement from the White House is expected to be released sometime on Tuesday.

Days after the assault, security researchers began to suspect North Korea was behind the attack.

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