Jun 16, 2017

Global cyber-attack 'came from N Korea'

British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. The Sony hack came as the company planned to release the movie The Interview, a satire about the North Korean leadership starring Seth Rogen. Although the group is based in North Korea the exact role of the leadership in Pyongyang in ordering the attack is less clear. North Korean hackers have been linked to money-making attacks in the past - such as the theft of $81m from the central bank of Bangladesh in 2016. The revelation of the link to North Korea will raise difficult questions about what can be done to respond or deter such behaviour in the future.

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