White house adviser reported that Facebook and Microsoft helped to block a series of cyber attacks from North Korea

American companies Facebook and Microsoft helped to block a series of cyber attacks from North Korea, said adviser to the national security of the administration of U.S. President Tom Bossert during a press conference at the White house December 19, according to Reuters.

According to him, Facebook has disabled some accounts, than stopped carrying a number of current cyber attacks. Bossert added that Microsoft was engaged in countering viruses. He stressed that it is not only about the virus WannaCry.

Details about the actions of Facebook and Microsoft Bossert said. He urged companies to cooperate with US leadership in cyber defence.

President of Microsoft brad Smith in a blog on the company website wrote that last week, Microsoft and Facebook have taken steps to protect its customers and Internet users in General from cyber attacks the group Lazarus.

«We came to the conclusion that she is responsible for WannaCry, devastating attack in may, is targeting customers of Microsoft,» said Smith.

He said that Microsoft and Facebook have helped to destroy the malicious software that hackers used, cleaned infected computers of customers, has disabled the account used to carry out cyber attacks, and increased protection Windows to prevent re-infection.

A senior official in the White house told Reuters that U.S. intelligence has «very high confidence» that the Lazarus team conducted an attack WannaCry.

Distribution WanaCrypt0r 2.0 began in the afternoon of may 12. The creators of «virus-the extortioner» 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, the virus 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.

Bossert said on 18 December that WannaCry created and distributed by North Korea.




White house adviser reported that Facebook and Microsoft helped to block a series of cyber attacks from North Korea 20.12.2017

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