Lawyers for a hacker who stopped the WannaCry ransomware that paralyzed computers around the world and almost brought the NHS to its knees, says he was coerced into confessing to spreading malware, being tired and intoxicated.
North Korea has demanded the US provide evidence to support its claims that the WannaCry ransomware attack was engineered by Pyongyang. The attack crippled 200,000 computers in 150 countries earlier in 2017.
President Trump is very sincere in trying to work out some broader arrangement with Moscow, but he faces tremendous opposition here in Washington from people who didn’t want this meeting to take place, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.
The private cybersecurity industry has faced a series of unprecedented global crises so far in 2017, including WannaCry and Adylkuzz malware attacks. In the face of such rampant digital crime, a viable open source counter-hacking community is emerging.
As the world reels from the WannaCry ransomware attack, it’s now emerged that a second, potentially larger attack, is already under way. It seems the widespread proliferation of military-grade cyberweapons has ushered in a new era of digital crime.