WannaCry, the attack that targeted thousands of institutions from more than 74 countries, has been tracked back to North Korea, as revenge for the sections imposed by the international community.
Investigations made by computer specialists from the United States reveals that a group of hackers backed by the North Korean Government is behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks. This suspicion has been around right from start considering that the attacks especially targeted Government institutions. Unfortunately, the WannaCry ransomware attacks have also affected the computers of some critical importance, temporarily blocking hospitals and transportation.
The WannaCry ransomware worked like any other ransomware malware out there, encrypting important data on compromised computers and then asking for a fee to give back access to the computer. But what made WananCry a fierce threat was the high number of vulnerabilities that were exploited which allowed the threat to spread globally very fast. Even so, the biggest damage was done in the United States, North Korea’s most important rival.
The WannaCry ransomware campaign didn’t made a lot of money because the main purpose was to disturb and cause as many damages as possible. Unfortunately things wen further ahead as the attacks endangered lives and this is why the people behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks were compared to a terrorist group.