USA government names North Korea as the source of WannaCry

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Bossert wrote that North Korea's "malicious behavior" has gone on for years and is growing more egregious.

"The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible", he wrote.

North Korea on Tuesday rejected a recent offer by the U.S. for talks without preconditions, calling it a ploy to make Pyongyang give up its nuclear programme. "It is based on evidence".

British security officials suspected that North Korea was behind the WannaCry attacks, linking them to a group called Lazarus that was also behind the 2014 cyberattacks on Sony Pictures, the BBC reported in June. "We are not alone with our findings, either".

The public shaming of the state, which has not been confirmed by the White House, is created to hold the North accountable for its actions and "erode and undercut their ability to launch attacks", the official said.

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"Other governments and private companies agree", he wrote. "The tool kits of totalitarian regimes are too threatening to ignore".

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Ransomware, which can be used on PCs as well as tablets and smartphones, is malicious software which locks computer files and forces users to pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual Bitcoin currency to regain access to the files. But the shaming is created to hold North Korea accountable for its actions and "erode and undercut their ability to launch attacks", the official said. What made WannaCry particularly devastating was that it managed to spread itself like a computer worm to over 200,000 machines through the use of stolen NSA cyberweapons.

Looking ahead, Bessert writes that the US will take steps to curtail North Korea's "ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise". An earlier version of the WannaCry ransomware shared coding similarities with past hacks from the Lazarus Group, a shadowy hacking collective many believe work for the North Korean government.

A Trump official claims in an op-ed that the United States has proof that it was North Korea behind the WannaCry cyber attack, citing a "careful investigation".

Last week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington would be willing to talk to Pyongyang without the precondition of North Korea's denuclearisation, reports Efe news.

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