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Microsoft chief blames North Korea for carrying out WannaCry ransomware attack

BGR India Sunday, 15 October 2017
Just when we thought WannaCry is dead, done and dusted, Microsoft President Brad Smith has accused North Korea of carrying out the cyberattack. Earlier this year in June, a researcher at Google said that the attack was carried out by North Korea’s Lazarus Group to which Kaspersky Lab agreed. WannaCry took control of over 200,000 computers in 150 countries and demanded ransom between $300 and $600 in Bitcoin for their encrypted files. Microsoft President believes that the Pyongyang used “cyber tools or weapons stolen from the NSA”. According to a report on, Smith told ITV that he believed “with great confidence” that North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattack. Elaborating more on the situation, Smith said, “I think at this point that all
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