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A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the US claim that Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. The North's UN ambassador in charge of US-related issues says North Korea believes Washington is using the allegation to create an "extremely confrontational atmosphere." Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late on Monday: "If they are so sure, show us the evidence." The WannaCry ransomware attack infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service in May.