A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges.
UK’s National Cyber Security Centre confirmed the attack, which comes barely a month after the WannaCry ransonware which crippled the NHS.
When national security meets the global Internet of Things (IoT), who’s in charge?
Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in 150 countries has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency.
Some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programmes used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation.
Over the weekend, the ransomware called ‘Wanna Cry’ hit systems in over 100 countries in one of the most widespread cyber attacks in history.