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Signs point to North Korea-linked group in ‘ransomware’ hack
Greg Palkot reports from London
North Korea was behind the massive “WannaCry’ cyberattack in may, which was announced around the world, costing billions of dollars, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday.
In the article titled, “It’s official: North Korea Behind WannaCry,” Bossert the hermit wrote,-the Kingdom, the main culprit was behind the may 2017 global cyberattack, in the Computer under, Windows to the visor. During the infamous attack, the data were encrypted and a ransom in the form of bitcoin, has been requested by users, if they wanted their data back.
“Cybersecurity is not easy, but simple principles still apply. Accountability is a cooperation of the other,” Bossert ‘ s op-ed. “They are the cornerstone of security and resilience in any society. In pursuit of the two, and after a careful investigation, the USA today, the public attributes of the massive “WannaCry’ cyber-attack on North Korea.”
Bossert went on to say that the attack in the world, spread and made hundreds of thousands of computers in hospitals, schools, shops and houses will be useless, unless the ransom was paid.
“While the victim of ransom demands, do not pay to unlock your Computer,” the homeland security adviser said. “It was a cowardly, expensive and sloppy. The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea are directly responsible.”
He added that the Department of Homeland Security was under the charge easily. He said it was on the basis of credible evidence that the United Kingdom, attributes the attack to North Korea, and that Microsoft followed the attack on the cyber-subsidiaries of the regime.
White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.
“North Korea has acted, particularly bad, largely uncontrolled, is for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior increasingly outrageous. WannaCry was to be made thoughtless, reckless,” Bossert claims. “Stop harmful behavior such as this begins with accountability. It also requires, to cooperate with governments and companies to cyber risk, reduce and the costs increase to hackers.”
He added, “The US must lead these efforts, rally allies and responsible-tech companies in the entire free world to increase the safety and reliability of the internet.”
Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @perrych