North Korea is alleged, behind the massive cyber-attack that struck the entire world by infecting no less than 200.000 computers from all around the world, reports one of the world’s most influential cyber-security companies.
The same experts believe the attack was orchestrated by the so-called organization Lazarus, who in the past initiated the same malware upon Sony Pictures.
One of Google’s top researchers, Nell Mehta posted the image of a code that pinpoints some similarities between the WannaCry virus and a failed cyber-attack attempt of North Korea.
Mehta is not the only expert who noticed these similarities.
‘We believe this could be the key to solving a major part of the mystery’, declared the team from Kaspersky.
The CEO from Intezer Labs, Itai Tevet, shares their opinion.
‘Intezer Labs confirms the #WannaCry was initiated by North Korea. More details to come’, wrote the CEO on Twitter.
In 2016, the North Korean government stole no less than $81 million from Bangladesh’ Central Bank. They are investing in new malware programs and in the last eight years, they initiated numerous cyber-attacks upon other industrial companies, media institutions, and financial centers.
However, other governments believe the cyber-attack is, in fact, the plan of some Russian hacking group called Fancy Bear.