Reuters: virus WannaCry can stand associated with North Korea hackers
As has informed Agency a source in the “Kaspersky Lab”, snippets of code found in early versions of the malware WannaCry, was used by the company Lazarus Group, managed from North Korea.
MOSCOW, may 16. /TASS/. “Kaspersky lab” checks the information about the relationship of the hackers who committed the cyber world with the help of the virus WannaCry with the DPRK. About it to Agency Reuters said one of the analysts of the Russian company.
According to him, snippets of code found in early versions of the malware WannaCry, was used by the company Lazarus Group, managed from North Korea. “At the moment it is the most reliable sign that indicates the origin WannaCry”, — quotes Agency the words of the expert of “Kaspersky Lab” Kurt Baumgartner.
About global hacking attack on computers in more than 70 countries became known on may 12. Hackers have infected computers with virus-blocker (or a virus – the extortioner), which requires the transfer of money for unlock with the operating system.
In Russia were attacked system emergencies Ministry, interior Ministry, Russian Railways, Sberbank, mobile operator “MegaFon” and “VimpelCom”. Later, the Center of monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere of the Bank of Russia confirmed the cases of hacker attacks on financial institutions, but assured that they were unsuccessful.