US Blames North Korea for Global Cyber Attack

VOA FILE – A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec, in Mountain View, California, May 15, 2017.

The United States is publicly blaming North Korea for unleashing a cyber-attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year.

In an op-ed piece posted on the Wall Street Journal website Monday night, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said that North Korea was “directly responsible” for the WannaCry ransomware attack, and that Pyongyang will be held accountable for it.

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Bossert writes. “North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious.”

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