US Says North Korea ‘Straight Accountable’ For ‘WannaCry’ Cyber Assault

US Says North Korea 'Directly Responsible' For 'WannaCry' Cyber Attack

The US hasn’t specified what motion it’ll take in opposition to North Korea for the alleged cyber assault

Washington:  North Korea is “straight accountable” for the so-called WannaCry cyber assault that crippled hospitals, banks and different firms throughout the globe earlier this yr, a senior White Home official stated on Monday.

“The assault was widespread and price billions, and North Korea is straight accountable,” Tom Bossert, the White Home homeland safety adviser, wrote in an opinion piece printed on-line by the Wall Road Journal.

Bossert stated anybody who harmed america could be held accountable, however he didn’t element any particular actions Washington may take in opposition to Pyongyang, apart from saying it could proceed to pursue a “most strain technique.”

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Enhancing by Eric Beech)

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