Wannacry Ransomware Attack Suspected North Korean Link

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From Wired.com:

As the WannaCry ransomware epidemic wreaked havoc across the globe over the past three days, cybersecurity researchers and victims alike have asked themselves what cybercriminal group would paralyze so many critical systems for such relatively small profit? Some researchers are now starting to point to the first, still-tenuous hint of a familiar suspect: North Korea.

On Monday, Google researcher Neel Mehta issued a cryptic tweet containing only a set of characters. They referred to two portions of code in a pair of malware samples, along with the hashtag #WannaCryptAttribution. Researchers immediately followed Mehta’s signposts to an important clue: An early version of WannaCry—one that first surfaced in February—shared some code with a backdoor program known as Contopee. The latter has been used by a group known as Lazarus, a hacker cabal increasingly believed to operate under the North Korean government’s control.

“There’s no doubt this function is shared across these two programs,” says Matt Suiche, a Dubai-based security researcher and the founder of the security firm Comae Technologies. “WannaCry and this [program] attributed to Lazarus are sharing code that’s unique. This group might be behind WannaCry also.”

 

Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of theCONTrail.com community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

One thought on “Wannacry Ransomware Attack Suspected North Korean Link

  1. A note of explanation,
    If you read between the lines guys, they are actually saying that the claimed link to North Korea is extremely tenuous and lacking in evidence. The title is perhaps a bit misleading, but I published this particular article for it’s relatively balanced and honest take on the whole thing…as opposed to the majority of MSN items which really pushed the NK link as if it were proven fact.

    The Image of Kim at the keys was added by myself to show just how seriously I take the NK hacking link claim.

    I think they’ll pull anything and everything out of the hat to make Kim Jong into the next in a long line of “cartoon” villains. I’m sure you can name the predecessors!

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