Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
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Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. … Continue reading

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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON (AP) — The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were … Continue reading

Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks
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Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against American interests are likely to continue and grow more damaging, in part because hackers face a low risk of consequences, the director of national intelligence told Congress Thursday. James Clapper, the nation’s top intelligence official, told the House intelligence committee that a muted response to most cyberattacks has created a … Continue reading