North Korea was “directly responsible” for a cyberattack earlier this year that affected more that 300,000 computers across the world, according to an aide to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal (may be behind a paywall), Thomas Bossert said that Pyongyang carried out the WannaCry malware attack which affected hospitals, businesses and banks, and caused billions of dollars of damage.
“North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious. WannaCry was indiscriminately reckless,” he wrote. Bossert, a homeland security adviser, said the U.S. administration would to use its “maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang’s ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise.”
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