Disparaging North Korea – US-Inspired Banking and Cyber Crime! (31.5.2017)

The destructiveness. Smith said: “I think at this point, all observers will conclude that WannaCry was caused by North Korea’s use of cyber tools or weapons stolen from the US National Security Agency.” Soon after the hacking, the well-known Google security researcher Neel Mehta revealed that the earlier version of WannaCry code found similarities to hacking tools from the Korean Lazarus Group. In May of this year, a report issued by the Financial Security Research Institute commissioned by the South Korean government stated that North Korea was responsible for the 2014 attack on Sony Entertainment’s business.  

Although Microsoft’s windows computers are the main target of WannaCry attacks, they may be a good thing for Microsoft because the unsupported versions of windows computers proved to be not only insecure, but also a real threat to business continuity. WannaCry promoted the wave of windows10 system upgrade. Nonetheless, Brad Smith will continue to push for an ongoing truce in cyber warfare between various actors, including the United States, Russia, and North Korea. He said: “We need governments to unite as they did in Geneva in 1949 and pass a new Digital Geneva Convention, clearly stating that these cyber-attacks against civilians, especially in peacetime, are prohibited. Violating international law.

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