NSA, British security officials: North Korea behind global WannaCry ransomware attacks

As featured in SC Magazine

Cyber Security


“I don't get what the strategic logic of North Korea doing it is. That's not me questioning the attribution at all because North Korea does quite a few things that are slightly crazy.” A response, political or otherwise, has not yet been formulated, but considering the scale of the attack, it's hard to imagine there won't be one. North Korea is already heavily sanctioned, and Lawson expects yet more. Though, Lawson assured SC, that whatever the impact of the attacks, “An invasion isn't going to happen any time soon.” One could “completely isolate them from the Internet”, added Lawson, “in purely cyberspace terms, I think that's all you could do.”