Tom Bossert Revealed Possible Involvement of North Korea in WannaCry Cyber Attack

From the recent news reports online, a top official of the current Trump administration claimed that the United States had investigated the possibility of proving that the North Korean government is involved to the massive WannaCry cyber attack last May.

The U.S. official on the other cited that the investigation is very careful now.

According from the reported news through reuters.com, a top official of U.S. President Donald Trump is now confirming that the American government can prove the involvement of North Korea in the massive WannaCry attack last May 12, 2017.

Tom Bossert is the American official from Homeland Security who revealed the latest information.

During that time, the hacking group or hackers successfully infected nearly 230,000 personal computers from about 150 countries worldwide.

The Trump administration is not afraid of revealing in public that North Korea has responsibility for the widespread cyber attack in the middle of 2017 and infected thousands of computers. The hackers successfully penetrated the systems of various banking institutions, companies, hospitals and businesses; thus, demanding for bitcoin payments.

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” stated by Bossert as published through the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago.

“North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious,” the official added. “WannaCry was indiscriminately reckless.”

Based on the revealed information, North Korea is the possible culprit of the cyber attack last May. However, he did not provide recognition to the involved person who might be working with the government of Pyongyang.

“Other governments and private companies agree. The United Kingdom attributes the attack to North Korea, and Microsoft traced the attack to cyber affiliates of the North Korean government,” Bossert added as quoted through Rt.com.

Besides the United States, there are some countries as well that believe the North Korean government has connection with the massive cyber attack this year.

In addition to this issue, the Homeland Security officer likewise detailed about the other hacking issues such as the involvement of the investigated Russian hackers who are responsible in meddling last year’s U.S. Presidential Election.

Bossert likewise is knowledgeable about issue of Iran against America.

The current administration is confident about its claim against Pyongyang after completing their investigation about the Lazarus Group. The data they have can prove that the group has connection with North Korean and helping in the massive cyber attack.

The US official however did not reveal any name for the source due to anonymity.

The reported news added that the both U.S. officials and security research experts considered the Lazarus Group with possible responsibility in hacking the company of Sony Pictures Entertainment almost 3 years ago. The hacking group leaked the company’s corporate communications and destroyed the files.

Such incident caused the departure of some top executives in Sony.

When asked for feedback, the representatives of the North Korean government are not available to talk about the issue. Pyongyang however strongly denied such accusation of the United States against them. They even considered such cyber attack as an intention to destroy their image worldwide.

Some countries are against North Korea because of its undesirable behavior in developing nuclear and missile weapons. It is now becoming a threat in the world for its unlawful actions, especially in the Asian region.

Many head leaders worldwide believe that the nuclear programs of Pyongyang are dangerous and against the law, aside from its capability to trigger malicious cyber attacks online.

 

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