How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry

    Date09 Sep 2018
    CategoryLatest News
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    On September 6, the US Department of Justice formally charged a North Korean programmer for some of the biggest cyber-attacks in recent years. According to a 179-page DOJ indictment, the US believes that Park Jin Hyok, a 34-year-old North Korean, is one of the many individuals behind a long string of malware attacks and intrusions, such as: The WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017; Attempts of hacking US defense contractor Lockheed Martin in 2016; The 2016 Bangladesh Central Bank cyber-heist; The breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014; Breaches at US movie theatre chains AMC Theatres and Mammoth Screen in 2014; A long string of hacks of South Korean news media organizations, banks, and military entities across several years, and; Hacks of banks all over the world from 2015 through 2018.
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