The DPRK considers the ridiculous allegations of involvement in a recent attack by hackers
Deputy permanent representative of the country to the UN Kim Ying Ren said that such a claim is part of the hostile policy of the United States.
The UN on 19 may. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Allegations that North Korea was involved in the recent mass attack of hackers is ridiculous. This was stated by the Deputy permanent representative to the UN, Kim In Ryong.
“With regard to cyber attacks, linking it with the DPRK ludicrous,” said the diplomat. According to him, such claim is a part of the hostile policy of the United States.
As suggested by zampolpreda DPRK, “every time something strange is happening”, the us unleashes “noisy campaign” to smear Pyongyang.
May 12, the hackers tried to attack computers with Windows operating system in 74 countries. Worldwide has made 45 thousand cyber attacks using virus-ransomware, with the greatest number of attempted infections were recorded in Russia. For decryption the attackers demanded to pay $600 in Bitcoin. Criminals have resorted to the spy software, which used the national security Agency of the United States.
According to the European police Agency (Europol), the victims of this attack were not less than 200 thousand individuals and legal entities in 150 countries. The greatest number of attacks were recorded in Russia, where the affected computers of major companies and Federal agencies, including Sberbank, mobile operator “MegaFon”, the interior Ministry and the emergencies Ministry.
May 16, Reuters with reference to one of the analysts of “Kaspersky Lab” reported that the code fragments found in early versions of the malware WannaCry, was used by the group of hackers Lazarus Group, presumably driven out of Korea. Security specialist Internet giant Google Neil Mehta on the same day reported that also revealed the existence of a common code snippet WannaCry virus and malware that have used hackers of the Lazarus Group.
In turn, the American network resource Cyberscoop notes that this compliance is not yet evidence of the involvement of Pyongyang for the recent massive cyber attack, as the adoption of elements of the code is common practice to save you time, but also to falsely accuse innocent side.