WannaCry linked to North Korean hacking group

UK cyber security centre reports WannaCry ransomware seems to be work of Lazarus group

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WannaCry linked to North Korean hacking group Britain's National Cyber Security Centre believes that WannaCry is the work of the Lazarus hacking group.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 16, 2017

The WannaCry ransomware appears to have been the work of hackers in North Korea, according to the Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The NCSC, which led the international investigation into the malware attacks that hit many organisations in Europe and India last month, said it has evidence that links WannaCry to the Lazarus hacking group, the BBC reported.

Lazarus is believed to have hacked Sony Pictures in 2014, in response to a film from Sony which mocked the North Korean regime.

The NCSC says it has conducted an indepth investigation into WannaCry, and it has not found any evidence implicating other groups. The US CERT has also suggested Lazarus was responsible for the attacks.

WannaCry did not appear to be a targeted attack, but rather a ransomware that may have been released accidentally, or that spread out of control of its authors.

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