US, UK Fingers North Korea for NHS Malware Attack
A North Korean man by the name of Park Jin Hyok has been charged by US prosecutors for his alleged involvement with the creation of a malware that was used in an attack on the UK’s National Health Service in 2017.
Park Jin Hyok is also said to be a member of the Lazarus hacking group which is being blamed for hacking Sony Pictures in 2014. Park has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, and wire fraud.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Demers, says that the scale and scope of the cyber-crimes alleged against North Korea is staggering and offensive to all nations that respect global cyber norms and the rule of law.