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Cyber Legal & Crime

Lazarus Group Linked To Wannacry Ransomware Attack

In the midst of the recent WannaCry attack, researchers were able to identify clues that link the massive ransomware outbreak to the hacker crew, Lazarus Group. This offensive cyber unit has been suspected of operating in North Korea for some time now. According to internet security experts at Symantec, there is now even more proof to support the theory that there exists as strong connection between WannaCry and Lazarus Group.

Researchers first noticed coding similarities between that used by Lazarus, believed to have responsibility for the 2014 Sony Pictures hack and an unprecedented $81 million bank heist, and the coding used for the WannaCry ransomware.