WannaCry: The North Korea Debate


Symantec this week doubled down on its theory that the epic WannaCry ransomware worm was the handiwork of hackers out of North Korea, but some security experts dismiss any connection to the DPRK. WannaCry, which infected some 230,000 machines in 150 countries yet generated only about $110,000 in ransom since its launch on May 12, according to data from Trend Micro, was more of a loud wakeup call about the potential for a ransomware epidemic than it was a massive event.

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