North Korea has been pushing closer to war every day.
With every missile launch, and threatening release, they lose more sympathy around the world.
And one frightening piece of intelligence that just came out could result in Trump waging war against North Korea.
Over the summer, a massive cyberattack infected 200,000 computers in over 150 countries.
While nobody was sure who was responsible at the time, the Trump administration just revealed North Korea was behind the attack.
The attack, which cost billions of dollars to defend from, was widespread and effected people around the world, including the United States.
Computers affected by the attack would lock up and prompt a demand for payment of $300 in Bitcoin, a form of online cryptocurrency.
At the time of the attack, one Bitcoin was valued at less than $3,000, but it is now worth over $17,000.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“North Korea was behind the cyberattack that infected over 200,000 computers in over 150 countries this past summer, the Trump administration revealed Monday.
“After careful investigation, the U.S. today publicly attributes the massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack to North Korea,” Thomas Bossert, the president’s homeland security adviser, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday evening. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.
“We do not make this allegation lightly. It is based on evidence. We are not alone with our findings, either,” he explained.
The mid-May attack infected hundreds of thousands of computers, particularly those using older Windows operating systems, with ransomware, locking computers and demanding payments of $300 in the form of Bitcoin, a kind of cryptocurrency. The cyberattack hit Europe and Asia hard, knocking one-fifth of all hospitals in the U.K. offline.
The attack on the healthcare system potentially put lives at risk.
The allegations against North Korea are not surprising, as the rogue regime has long been the primary suspect. Not long after the attack, cybersecurity experts detected links to other hacks carried out by the North, such as the Sony Pictures hack. Others were able to connect the attack to the Lazarus Group, a team of hackers with ties to North Korea.
The National Security Agency linked North Korea to the worm’s creation in June. The British government accused the North in October, and the CIA made a similar assessment the following month, according to The Washington Post.
North Korea has been developing an elite cyberwarfare division for years, as cyberattacks are cheap, asymmetric warfare options for the rogue regime.”
This attack, not just on the United States but the world, is truly a direct attack.
The cyberspace has become such a major part of the lives and professions of so many people that a disruption of that is a major blow to the economy.
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