Today the homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump said the WannaCry Ransomware is From North Korea.

The WannaCry worm was very effective earlier this year. It affected more than 200,000 computers all around the world. WannaCry is a ransomware cryptoworm. It targets Windows computers by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

WannaCry Ransomware From North Korea

It had long been suspected to have originated from North Korea. Today the United States government officially blamed the rouge regime.

After careful investigation, the United States is publicly attributing the massive WannaCry cyberattack to North Korea,” White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters Tuesday.

Some analysts suggest that the WannaCry Ransomware From North Korea is an worrying salvo in the on-going cyber-war. Government officials wow that Pyongyang will be held accountable. Bossert singled out Facebook and Microsoft as companies that helped defeat North Korean cyber threats.

“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.”


10 Comments

Whitney · February 2, 2018 at 2:31 am

Hi! I think this is what my brother had on his computer? Where they want you to pay them to unlock it or something? I think he just lost all of his files and pictures. What should he have done?

    tripkendall · February 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Hey Whitney, well once the ransom ware gets you it’s too late for all best the most knowledgeable users. Unless he’s a hacker I hope he had good backups…

    So remember children, back up any thing that is mission critical.

Rickardo Mariano · February 7, 2018 at 5:33 am

You can mitigate the chances of getting some ransom-ware on windows by using the Controlled Folder Access. If you have the latest version of Windows 10.

Jackie Darby · February 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm

I don’t know why people would do this! Some people just want to mess up things that other people work hard for, why do they do it?

    tripkendall · February 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Jackie, hi, thanks for stopping by my site!

    In the case of Ransom-Ware the motive is pure and simple. Money. These Ransom-Ware virus writers “Ransom” their victims – if they don’t pay up then they can’t get the files on their computers. Not cool, but easily explainable. People are greedy and would rather scam someone out of a buck then earn it.

Jordan Pinker · February 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

There is no evidence that it comes from North Korea. That is yellow journalism and you are a fucking racist pig.

GabGod · February 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

Don’t you know that it’s always the Russians?!

Chief · April 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm

It was the Russians!!! North Korea is a red herring.

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