North Korea denies US accusations of WannaCry Ransomware Attack!


North Korea issued a press statement on Thursday denying US accusations that it was behind the WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack. Moreover, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that the allegations put forth by White House were absurd, baseless and were more of provocative nature containing ulterior motives.

On December 18, 2017, US Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert told to Wall Street Journal that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack in May this year which targeted more than 250,000 computers with ransomware across 150 countries. Reacting to his statement, North Korea released a press statement with the content specified in the above paragraph.

On the other hand, Bossert reacted to the freshly released statement of North Korea and said that the United States did not attribute the massive Wannacry cyber attack to North Korea on a lighter note. He said that the law enforcement of America has enough evidence to prove it and the country is doing so with the full support of its partners- UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan who have endorsed the analysis of US on a complete note.

Meanwhile, South Korea has urged the United States to postpone joint military exercises against North Korea until May next year as it wants to extend an olive branch to Kim Jong in favor of pausing his nuclear and missile tests until the end of Winter Olympic Games.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, 110 miles east of Seoul, from Feb 9 to Feb 25, followed by the Paralympics Games from March 9 to March 18.

South Korea wants to see these events pass on in a peaceful manner and so wants US Military to stop provoking North Korea till the Olympic sporting events held in its country are accomplished.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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