Prove that we were behind WannaCry Ransomware Attack says North Korea

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The UN Ambassador from North Korea has literally challenged the United States and is demanding Washington provide evidence to back that Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry Ransomware Attack which targeted more than 250,000 computers across 150 countries in May this year.

Pak Song II the North Korean UN Ambassador said that allegations jointly put forward by the United States and the GCHQ of Britain are evidence-less and are merely provocative on a political note.

Pak Song II asked the white house and the UK’s NCSC to show his country the evidence that proves Pyongyang’s cyber army i.e. Lazarus group was behind the attack.

Last week, US Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced to the media that Kim Jong UN-led nation was behind the WannaCry Ransomware attack. He also added in his statement that his nation’s law enforcement along with some private companies (Microsoft in reference) and the United Kingdom have gathered enough evidence to prove North Korea behind the cyber attack.

On Friday last week, North Korea’s state-run media quickly condemned the accusation and said that Pyongyang would never tolerate such reckless claims. The UN Ambassador to North Korea Pak Song II said that the allegations are a grave political provocation and vowed to retaliate.

Meanwhile, a recent article published in Forbes says that North Korea is also targeting the cryptocurrency blockchain to siphon off with BTC currency from e-wallets. The aim is to gather as much as funding in digital currency, sell it off for a big rate to bitcoin exchanges and then make money to fund the nuclear ambitions of Kim Jong.

South Korea has already raised its voice on this issue early this month by disclosing the facts on the cyber attack incident which made Ethereum Currency exchange YouBit file for a bankruptcy.

Thus, all the evidence are presently holding North Korea as a culprit in launching cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure of government agencies of West and cryptocurrency exchanges of South Korea.

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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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