Dangerous Country Could Be Behind Global Cyber Attacks

Cyber security researchers with Symantec and Kaspersky Lab on Monday said they uncovered technical evidence that indicates North Korea may have been involved in last weekend’s international ransomware attack.

The WannaCry software used in the attack was found in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which the researchers said is a North Korean-operated hacking entity.

“This is the best clue we have seen to date as to the origins of WannaCry,” Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters.

It’s not clear whether North Korea was behind the attacks, but the U.S. and other countries are investigating.


Originally published by the Washington Examiner.