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North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
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burfordTjustice
2017-05-16 10:38:19 UTC
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Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.

Hmmm, no hospitals in panic shut down, no trains crashing etc, the USofA
must be ahead of the UK in cyber Security, Eh?



North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say

Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North
Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than
300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.

Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said that some of the code used in the version of the WannaCry software had also been used in programs run by the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.

"This is the best clue we have seen to date as to the origins of WannaCry," Kurt Baumgartner, a researcher at Kaspersky Lab, told Reuters.

The researchers said it was too early to confirm that Pyongyang was behind the cyberattacks. The researchers said they would have to study the code more.

The idea that North Korea could be behind the attack is not a reach. Both U.S. and European officials told the news agency that North Korea should not be ruled out as a suspect.

Hackers for the Lazarus Group were blamed for the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. The 2014 Sony hack was also pinned on the hacker collective.


Friday’s attack is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.

Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software. CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) worked with the affected companies to get a patch to parties affected by the ransomware infection.

The officials would not name the companies involved, but stressed that the money paid out worldwide so far since the attacks surfaced on Friday is a relatively small number. Reports suggest the total ransom paid out is less than $50,000.

Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Center, told Sky News on Sunday that it was now important that IT departments checked their systems on Monday morning to ensure they had not been compromised.

He added: “It’s not a massively sophisticated attack. What is new is the use of a worm to propagate through systems.

“It is beyond anything we have seen before.”
Fredxxx
2017-05-16 20:32:39 UTC
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Post by burfordTjustice
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.
I suppose a proportional response to the downing of a missile test
through alleged US hacking, wouldn't you say?

What comes around, goes around.

On the other hand it could simply be "lets see who can we blame".
Vidcapper
2017-05-17 07:14:58 UTC
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Post by Fredxxx
Post by burfordTjustice
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.
I suppose a proportional response to the downing of a missile test
through alleged US hacking, wouldn't you say?
What comes around, goes around.
But if it *were* a revenge cyber attack, that would be extremely
foolish, as it could not be confined to the intended target, and you'd
therefore risk pissing off countries who had no gripe with you before...
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burfordTjustice
2017-05-17 11:52:58 UTC
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Post by Fredxxx
Post by burfordTjustice
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.
I suppose a proportional response to the downing of a missile test
through alleged US hacking, wouldn't you say?
What comes around, goes around.
But if it *were* a revenge cyber attack, that would be extremely
foolish, as it could not be confined to the intended target, and
you'd therefore risk pissing off countries who had no gripe with you
before...
Why do you believe Kim fat Jizz would give a shit?
jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
2017-05-16 21:17:23 UTC
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 06:38:19 -0400, burfordTjustice
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.
Hmmm, no hospitals in panic shut down, no trains crashing etc, the USofA
must be ahead of the UK in cyber Security, Eh?
North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
It's quite possible...there have been NO reports of any North Korean
corporations, hospital administrations, cable television networks etc
being affected!
Sick old pedo Andrew "Andrzej" Baron (aka "Exorcist Missile")
2017-05-16 21:34:09 UTC
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Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
It's quite possible...
Stick to what you know something about, old pedo...

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The Peeler
2017-05-16 21:48:09 UTC
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Post by burfordTjustice
North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
It's quite possible...there have been NO reports of any North Korean
corporations, hospital administrations, cable television networks etc
being affected!
Now guess WHY, retard!
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R. Mark Clayton
2017-05-17 16:32:34 UTC
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Post by burfordTjustice
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited
number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software.
Hmmm, no hospitals in panic shut down, no trains crashing etc, the USofA
must be ahead of the UK in cyber Security, Eh?
North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North
Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than
300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.
Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said that some of the code used in the version of the WannaCry software had also been used in programs run by the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.
And AIDS came from green monkeys because [African] researchers had sex with them (false news BTW).

This is a smoke screen to disguise the fact that this attack was originated by renegade NSA employees or a serous leak from them. Evidence for this is mounting: -

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450418928/Microsoft-slams-NSA-over-cyberweapon-in-WannaCry-ransomware
Post by burfordTjustice
"This is the best clue we have seen to date as to the origins of WannaCry," Kurt Baumgartner, a researcher at Kaspersky Lab, told Reuters.
The researchers said it was too early to confirm that Pyongyang was behind the cyberattacks. The researchers said they would have to study the code more.
The idea that North Korea could be behind the attack is not a reach. Both U.S. and European officials told the news agency that North Korea should not be ruled out as a suspect.
Hackers for the Lazarus Group were blamed for the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. The 2014 Sony hack was also pinned on the hacker collective.
Friday’s attack is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.
Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the WannaCry malicious software. CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) worked with the affected companies to get a patch to parties affected by the ransomware infection.
The officials would not name the companies involved, but stressed that the money paid out worldwide so far since the attacks surfaced on Friday is a relatively small number. Reports suggest the total ransom paid out is less than $50,000.
Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Center, told Sky News on Sunday that it was now important that IT departments checked their systems on Monday morning to ensure they had not been compromised.
He added: “It’s not a massively sophisticated attack. What is new is the use of a worm to propagate through systems.
“It is beyond anything we have seen before.”
Jeff
2017-05-18 09:58:33 UTC
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This is a smoke screen to disguise the fact that this attack was originated by renegade NSA employees or a serous leak from them.
Evidence for this is mounting: -
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450418928/Microsoft-slams-NSA-over-cyberweapon-in-WannaCry-ransomware
The vulnerability may have been identified by the NSA, and it may have
leaked from there; but is was not the NSA that exploited this
vulnerability and released the worm into the wild. The evidence for that
is pointing at North Korea.

Jeff
Fredxxx
2017-05-18 22:39:11 UTC
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Post by R. Mark Clayton
This is a smoke screen to disguise the fact that this attack was
originated by renegade NSA employees or a serous leak from them.
Evidence for this is mounting: -
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450418928/Microsoft-slams-NSA-over-cyberweapon-in-WannaCry-ransomware
The vulnerability may have been identified by the NSA, and it may have
leaked from there; but is was not the NSA that exploited this
vulnerability and released the worm into the wild. The evidence for that
is pointing at North Korea.
It was more than identified. NSA had a toolkit that exploited the
vulnerability that allegedly leaked out of NSA.

The only evidence is an embedded time-zone that includes Korea and
Japan. If I wanted to incriminate any country I would also make sure the
ant embedded time-zone information was the same as the country I wanted
to incriminate.

Then let less than intelligent people craving to blame this country do
all the work for themselves. Simples. By the way, you're doing a great job.
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