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    Was North Korea Behind the #Wannacry Ransomware?

    By Nate  Published: May 15, 2017

    The Wannacry ransomware attack on over 300,000 machines worldwide shares code with malware written by a group of North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus Group.

    From a technical point of view those two functions and their references are identical,” said Matt Suiche, founder of United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity firm Comaeio. “From an attribution point of view a ransomware would subscribe to the narrative of Lazarus Group, which is stealing money like we saw with multiple financial institutions with fraudulent SWIFT transactions – having a nation-state powered ransomware leveraging crypto currency would be a first.”

     

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