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U.S. charges North Korean in 2014 Sony hack, WannaCry virus

U.S. charges North Korean in 2014 Sony hack, WannaCry virus

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.

Park Jin Hyok, who is believed to be in North Korea, conspired with others to conduct a series of attacks that also stole $81 million from a bank in Bangladesh, according to the Justice Department's criminal complaint. The U.S. believes he was working for a North Korean-sponsored hacking organization.

The U.S. government has previously said that North Korea was responsible for the...

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