Reveal the culprit of a large-scale infestation of computers around the world


Photo: Wong Maye-E / AP

The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against a computer programmer from North Korea named Park Jin KEK (Jin Pak Kyok). About it reports Reuters.

In addition, the sanctions imposed against the company Chosun Expo Joint Venture, in which he worked. According to the U.S. government, Pak Jin KEK is responsible for the global spread of a computer virus WannaCry in 2017 and the cyber attack on Sony in 2014.

The Finance Ministry is sure that the man and the company associated with the North Korean government and are involved in cybercrime.

In may 2017 worldwide spread virus-extortionist WannaCry. He encrypted all data on the device and demanded a ransom, threatening to destroy data. For the first few days, the hackers struck computers in 150 countries around the world, causing damage at one billion dollars.

In November 2014 Sony Pictures has refused the victims of massive cyber attacks: they are found on computer screens the image of a red skull and a message with threats, written from the hacker group Guardians of Peace (GOP). Later it became known that most of the infected devices were in disrepair, and Sony stole a few movies before the premiere. Among them was action Comedy by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen “the Interview”, which tells about two American journalists sent to North Korea for an interview with Kim Jong-UN and kill the dictator at the request of the CIA.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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