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North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack: US

The White House official said anyone who harmed the United States would be held accountable

Reuters  |  Washington 

The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyberattack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in a piece published on Monday night in the Wall Street Journal. “North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behaviour is growing more egregious,” ...

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First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 02:53 IST