A North Korean man has been charged and sanctioned over the global WannaCry cyber-attack that crippled the NHS . Park Jin Hyok is also charged in connection with the 2014 hack on Sony Corp, US officials said. The charges are part of a strategy by the US government to deter future cyberattacks by naming and shaming the alleged perpetrators. It is also alleged that the North Korean hacker broke into the central bank of Bangladesh in 2016, according to a criminal complaint. Park worked as part of a team of hackers, also known as the Lazarus Group, behind the WannaCry attack that hit hospitals, banks and companies worldwide in May 2017. There were 47 NHS trusts it by the attack that sent computer systems into meltdown. It affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries using 27 languages. The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against Park and the Chinese-based front company he worked for, Chosun Expo. The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not immediately … [Read more...] about North Korean man charged over global WannaCry cyber attack that crippled the NHS
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North Korean suspect charged over Sony and Wannacry cyber attacks BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The US justice department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korean-suspect-charged-over-sony-and-wannacry-cyber-attacks-37290990.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37290986.ece/f7d80/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_79f81d4a-b44b-441b-977d-7b99e37b2a0c_1 Email The US justice department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. The programmer, identified as Park Jin Hyok, was also charged over the massive Wannacry ransomware attack last year and an 81 million dollar (£62 million) theft from a bank in Bangladesh. Assistant US attorney general John Demers said it was one of the most complex cyber criminal … [Read more...] about North Korean suspect charged over Sony and Wannacry cyber attacks
The US justice department charged an alleged North Korean spy for cyber-attacks against Sony Corporation and the UK’s National Health Service, according to a criminal complaint released on Thursday. The hacker, Park Jin Hyok, also was involved in an attack against the Bank of Bangladesh in 2016, the complaint alleged. It was not immediately clear if North Korea would make Park available to US law enforcement authorities. The investigation is ongoing and includes activity ranging through 2018, the justice department said on Thursday. The charges are in connection with the hack of Sony in 2014. Park is believed to have operated from China. Authorities have said previously that North Korea was responsible for the cyber-attack. The authorities on Thursday said the operative was working on behalf of the North Korean government in respect of the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, along with the massive WannaCry ransomware attack last year on the NHS and other targets, as … [Read more...] about US charges North Korean ‘hacker’ over 2014 Sony and NHS cyber-attacks
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ANTI-VIRUS pioneer John McAfee made millions from cyber-security software – but he later became embroiled in a series of controversies. Here's what you need to know about the McAfee founder and his run-ins with the authorities. Who is John McAfee? John McAfee was born in 1945 on a US Army base in Britain, before being raised in Virginia. After working as a programmer and software designer for several companies, including NASA, he began to develop software to combat viruses. In 1987 he founded McAfee Associates, a computer antivirus company. Eventually Intel bought McAfee and changed the name of the branding - something McAfee expressed pleasure over. In August 2009, the New York Times reported that his personal fortune had fallen to $4million from $100million. He moved to Belize and wanted to find medicinal uses for plants on his land. At the DEF CON conference in LA in August 2014 he warned Americans not to use smartphones - suggesting apps are used to spy on clueless customers … [Read more...] about Who is John McAfee, why is the antivirus software creator ‘fleeing from the SEC’ and did Johnny Depp play him in a movie?