The Justice Department will announce computer [Sony] hacking charges Thursday against North Korean

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  1. hawki

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    "Justice Department to announce hacking charges against North Korean operative

    The Justice Department will announce computer hacking charges Thursday against a North Korean government spy in connection with the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures as part of a broad complaint that outlines a series of wide-ranging cyber operations, marking the first time the United States has brought such charges against a Pyongyang operative...

    He is linked to the notorious Lazarus Group...

    On Thursday, the Treasury Department also is expected to announce sanctions on North Korea individuals linked to the malicious activities..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...65d92a3585d_story.html?utm_term=.1bd5ba201e40
     
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    "U.S. Accuses North Korea of Plot to Hurt Economy as Spy Charged in Sony Hack

    WASHINGTON — A North Korean spy was charged in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, the Justice Department announced on Thursday, accusing the North of orchestrating a broad conspiracy that caused hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of economic damage over the past five years in the United States and around the world...

    The suspect, Park Jin-hyok, was charged with [conspiracy to commit] computer fraud and wire fraud...

    He was also accused of being part of the development of the WannaCry 2.0 ransomware attack...

    Mr. Park appeared to work for North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau, the country’s closest equivalent to the C.I.A.,..

    The same intelligence agency is believed to be behind the WannaCry attack and thefts from the Bangladeshi central bank that reaped tens of millions of dollars for the North...

    In its 179-page complaint, the government mapped out a yearslong, complex scheme to undermine institutions around the world and steal millions of dollars..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/us/politics/north-korea-sony-hack-wannacry-indictment.html


    The Criminal Complaint:

    https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthe...b40e5ed5b185f141e1a/optimized/full.pdf#page=1
     
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    North Korea disputes existence of Park Jin Hyok, suspected Sony hacker
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/14/north-korea-disputes-existence-park-jin-hyok-suspe/
     
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