US imposes WannaCry sanctions on North Korean hacking groups

This is as much a signal as anything practical…:

[…] The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the “WannaCry” ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

It named the groups as Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel and said they were controlled by the RGB, North Korea’s primary intelligence bureau, which is already subject to US and United Nations sanctions.


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