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North Korea denies role in WannaCry malware

Author: Joe Uchill / Source: TheHill

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North Korea is denying reports linking the WannaCry malware with the country’s best-known hacking unit.

“Whenever something strange happens, it is the stereotypical way of the United States and hostile forces to kick off a noisy anti-[Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] campaign,” Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Kim In Ryong said during a press conference, adding that the reports are “ridiculous.”

Researchers at a few high-profile labs have noticed links between the WannaCry ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world since last Friday and previous hacking efforts by North Korea’s Lazarus Group.

Kaspersky Lab believes that large swaths of identical code in an early sample of the ransomware to code in…

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