White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

The Trump Administration is set to formally name North Korea as the power behind the WannaCry cyberattack that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries over the summer.

Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert made the announcement in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, and was expected to provide more details in a briefing with reporters.

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Bossert named one Russian-based tech company by name when alluding to alleged meddling by Russia against the United States, and wrote that in 2017, "the Trump administration ordered the removal of all Kaspersky software from government systems".

Bossert said that North Korea "acted especially badly". "WannaCry was indiscriminately reckless", Bossert wrote. "Mr. Trump has already pulled many levers of pressure to address North Korea's unacceptable nuclear and missile developments, and we will continue to use our maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang's ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise".

"Other governments and private companies agree", he wrote.

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The WannaCry attack spread rapidly around the globe using a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, an older version that is no longer given mainstream tech support by the United States giant. Security experts, however, traced the exploitation of that weakness back to the U.S. National Security Agency; it was part of a cache of stolen NSA cyberweapons publicly released by a group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers.

North Korea has reportedly denied any involvement with WannaCry.

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North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported, "There is no change in our stance that we will not budge an inch in our march toward strengthening our nuclear force".

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