US officially Declares North Korea Behind WannaCry Ransomware CyberAttack.
The U.S official says that North Korean government highers hackers group called Lazarus group carried out the WannaCry attack, said in official statement.
WannaCry is a Ransomware, once it installed in the system, it encrypts all files of the computer and pops up the message to Pay a Ransom in Bitcoin for unlocking the system. It spread through local networks without your knowledge.
According to Reuters report, “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in a piece published on Monday night in the Wall Street Journal.
North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious,” Bossert wrote. “WannaCry was indiscriminately reckless.”
Earlier WannaCry Ransomware infects 55 traffic lights and CCTV cameras have been infected with WannaCry Ransomware. The department of Justice says that the Cameras have continued to operate correctly despite the infection. Also its infects Hospital, FedEx computer networks and demand high in Ransom.
Many cyber Security firms , Intelligence agency claims that North Korea was behind the WannaCry Ransomware, which infected globally across more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries.
WannaCry developed by a flaw in Microsoft Windows software which was discovered by U.S National Security Agency (NSA). NSA developed it to build a hacking tools for its own use. But after that it steals by Shadow Brokers published this tool online.