NCSC: North Korea attacked NHS systems

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that North Korea cyber attackers called Lazarus crippled the NHS and other organisations worldwide last month.

According to the BBC, the ransomware attack in May did not attack the NHS or Britain specifically, and was an out of control money-making scheme.

Cyber security researchers worldwide tried to understand who was behind the attack by picking the code apart.

Cyber threat intelligence leader Adrian Nish at the British multinational defence and security company BAE noticed the overlapping codes relating to Lazarus. Nish said: “It seems to tie back to the same code-base and the same authors, the code-overlaps are significant.”

The attackers have also been accused of attacking Sony Pictures in 2014 and for thieving money from banks.

Written from source by Leah Alger

Source: BBC