Adviser to trump, said of the involvement of the DPRK to attack the virus WannaCry

A computer «virus-extortionist» WannaCry created and distributed by North Korea. This was stated by Advisor to the US President for homeland security Thomas Bossert in a column for the Wall Street Journal.

According to him, the country bears «direct responsibility» for the virus.

He noted that this is not groundless accusations, because of the involvement of North Korea to the cyber attack says UK, but Microsoft has traced the connection of the attack with structures of the North Korean government.

Bossert said that the attack has brought not only material damage but showed vulnerability of critical infrastructure.

The creators of the WannaCry virus that has infected computers in more than 150 countries, demanded that his victims a ransom of $300 in bitcoin to unlock the system. If money is not received on the web-wallet at the appointed time, the ransom amount was increased to $600.

First from the «virus-the extortioner» WanaCrypt0r 2.0 affected hospitals in Britain and the largest company in the field of telecommunications and gas supply in Spain.

The system of recognition of viruses company Avast said that the attack was aimed primarily at Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan.

May 15 WannaCry activity began to decline.

On 15 October President of Microsoft brad Smith said that the worldwide distribution of the virus WannaCry stood in North Korea.




Adviser to trump, said of the involvement of the DPRK to attack the virus WannaCry 19.12.2017

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