The US government has assessed with a "very high level of confidence" that a hacking entity known as Lazarus Group, which works on behalf of the North Korean government, carried out the WannaCry attack, said an official.
On August 17, The Indian Express had reported the case after it was found that the cyber attack was a new variant of the WannaCry ransomware attack. Sources had claimed more than 200 computers at the publishing house were locked out by the .loc extension.
WannaCry cyber attack hero Marcus Hutchins has been arrested by the FBI for his role in creating and spreading a malware named Kronos malware. According to the indictment charges, Hutchins is accused of creating and updating the malware, which targeted bank websites.
The three Bitcoin wallets that are linked to the WannaCry malware, which hit hundreds of thousands of networks using Microsoft Corp's operating system in 150 countries, were emptied out earlier this morning, analysts have confirmed.
Self-taught computer-security researcher Marcus Hutchins credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the US said.
The 23-year-old who saved the world from a devastating cyberattack in May- Marcus Hutchins, was asleep in his bed in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe last week after a night of partying when another online extortion campaign spread across the globe.