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North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

The North's UN Ambassador In Charge Of US-related Issues Says North Korea Believes Washington Is Using The Allegation To Create An Extremely Confrontational Atmosphere.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Dec 2017, 08:37:49 AM
North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

Tokyo:

A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the US claim that Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack earlier in 2017 is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence.

The North's UN ambassador in charge of US-related issues says North Korea believes Washington is using the allegation to create an "extremely confrontational atmosphere."

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Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late today: "If they are so sure, show us the evidence."

The WannaCry ransomware attack infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service in May.

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First Published : 26 Dec 2017, 08:36:43 AM

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