How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Latest blogs for ZDNet September 6, 2018 at 06:16PM.)

park-photo.jpgPark Jin Hyok

Earlier today, the US Department of Justice formally charged a North Korean programmer for some of the biggest cyber-attacks in recent years.

According to a 179-page DOJ indictment, the US believes that Park Jin Hyok, a 34-year-old North Korean, is one of the many individuals behind a long string of malware attacks and intrusions, such as:

  • The WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017;
  • Attempts of hacking US defense contractor Lockheed Martin in 2016;
  • The 2016 Bangladesh Central Bank cyber-heist;
  • The breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014;
  • Breaches at US movie theatre chains AMC Theatres and Mammoth Screen in 2014;
  • A long string of hacks of South Korean news media organizations, banks, and military entities across several years, and;
  • Hacks of banks all over the world from 2015 through 2018.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Latest blogs for ZDNet] September 6, 2018 at 06:16PM. Credit to Author for Zero Day and Latest blogs for ZDNet .


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