North Korea top suspect for WannaCry attack, says ex US security chief

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L33tdawg: This talk at #HITBGSEC Singapore in August will hopefully shed some light on this: A Deep Dive into the Digital Weapons of the North Korean Cyber Army

North Korea may have been behind the ransomware cyber-attack on the NHS and up to 100 countries including the UK, a former head of the US Department of Homeland Security has claimed.

Michael Chertoff, who served under George W Bush from 2005 to 2009, said that agents or allies of the Pyongyang regime were the most likely suspects for the hacking of the health service’s administration system in the UK and state infrastructures across the globe this month.

Chertoff, an expert in global cybercrime and terrorism, was speaking at an international conference on terrorism and security in the Slovak capital, Bratislava, this weekend. “The issue with North Korea is this – they don’t participate for the most part in the global financial/commercial system,” he told the Guardian.