US Hits Out North Korea Over WannaCry Attack

 US Hits Out North Korea Over WannaCry Attack

The United States has for the first time publicly blamed North Korea for being “directly responsible” for the WannaCry cyberattack earlier this year.
The WannaCry virus infected about 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries in mid-May by exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, the most widely used operating system in the world.
The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients, affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica, and threw other government agencies and businesses into chaos.
Cyber security researchers from Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have said that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had appeared in programmes used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation.


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