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WannaCry ransomware ‘from North Korea’ say UK and US

The WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 150 countries and crippled parts of the NHS came from North Korea, British and US security officials believe. The attack affected more than 60 NHS trusts and an estimated 300,000 people worldwide, by locking data and demanding money to release it again. British cyber experts analysing the software worm believe it was created by a prolific North Korean cyber gang called the Lazarus Group.

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