Experts believe that North Korea hackers behind WannaCry cyber attack

@scheng1 (24800)
Singapore
May 16, 2017 8:04am CST
North Korea is a country that does not allow the people to have internet, yet they seem to train a group of very good hackers. The group is known as Lazarus. North Korea government is the backer of the group. It is widely believed that the money stolen by the hackers are used to fund North Korea nuclear weapon development. Lazarus is believed to be behind the cyber attacks: 1. "Operation Troy" from 2009 to 2012 targeting South Korea government; 2. Cyber attack on Sony Pictures in 2014; 3. Hacking of banking system in 2016. They successfully stolen $81 millions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_Group
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@LadyDuck (157488)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
I think it's very possible, because if they hackers cannot be punished by International entities, they surely live in a country who protect them. As they fired a few missiles recently, they now need more money, it sounds logic.
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@LadyDuck (157488)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
@scheng1 Russian hackers have always been the greatest, I am not surprised that the North Korean hackers have been trained there. A cyber war in our days is as dangerous as a real war. After all the fat dictator is less stupid than I thought.
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@LadyDuck (157488)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
@scheng1 Also here in Switzerland civil servants cannot access Internet from work computer. It's the same with Banks.
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@LadyDuck (157488)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
@scheng1 They can enter any Banking system in the world and steal money. Right now I think that Dubai should be even more interesting than Switzerland.
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@louievill (18663)
• Philippines
16 May 17
That is possible since that country is under embargo and cash starved, bitcoin is a good way to get funding without passing the usual banking SOPs, remember the ransom payment should be in bitcoins
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
16 May 17
The last time when they did the bank heist, the money was tracked through a lot of countries. I think this time round, they take short cut instead of sending a bit of money all over the world to cover up their track. The terrifying thing is that they are getting very good at this.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
16 May 17
@louievill Perhaps the next step is for them to start a virtual currency, and they can control the supply, and use the virtual currency to get real money! These hackers have government support, so they can do anything, and not have to worry about getting caught and going to jail.
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@louievill (18663)
• Philippines
16 May 17
@scheng1 if they create virtual currency it would still need to be accepted and if it's unmasked that the origin is Nokor no one would use it and it's gonna die like some altcoins. I am sure they will think of something that is one step ahead.
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@youless (91524)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May 17
I don't know whether North Korea is involved to it or not. But it will be terrified to know that they can do this. This is already a serious attack online. And they even have the nuclear weapon. How come they become so strong?
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@youless (91524)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May 17
@scheng1 Hard to believe in that kind of close environment, North Koreans still have so excellent hackers. Although they were trained, but I might not be so excellent even if they trained me
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
16 May 17
I just read that in the morning. After the muclear program this is now the next thing. But apparently the hackers have not been able to make that much money as they expected.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
17 May 17
@scheng1 same here I wouldnt like third parties to know about my private details
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@Corbin5 (106416)
• United States
16 May 17
Well, that seems plausible.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
17 May 17
The North Korea hackers were trained by the Russians. I bet that Russia regretted training them.
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