On Wednesday, US officials declared North Korea to have been behind May’s Wannacry ransomware attacks. North Korea reiterated their denial, but perhaps even more meaningful were statements from independent researchers.
US officials claim there is “proof,” but researchers say that the case is extremely flimsy, resting on common code snippets which don’t in any way prove common origins, and the server’s use of a North Korean IP address for an apparently unused connection.
The IP address, however, could be any number of things, either an attempt by the attackers to frame North Korea to bring the attention away from themselves, or perhaps even a sign that a North Korean official got infected by the ransomware too and was trying to track it down.
North Korean officials have insisted they have nothing to do with any cyberattacks, and that they don’t deny every single allegation made against them because there are simply too many to keep track of.
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That is the analog of the “yellow cake” of Saddam.
And once again, the MSM are silent about demanding proof. They should be screaming “fake news” in the Administration’s face.
Yeah because I’m sure in North Korea the news outlets there a have the freedom to say and investigate anything there government says. Funny how the people on this site defend the enemies of America that say outright they want to destroy our country than can’t find it in there heart to believe they’re capable of this kind of cyber attack. Can someone say Tunnel Vision.
Sorry to disappoint you, but my comment was specifically about the mainstream media’s penchant for not bothering to ask for proof when the USG – any administration, btw – boldly throws out accusations without providing any sort of verifiable facts. It’s not like the USG has a stellar track record of telling the truth to the American people. You don’t seem to have a problem with that though.
The neocon trolls are out in force here today…
A single IP address means absolutely nothing in hacking attribution.
As William Binney says, if the NSA sees it happening or can reconstruct it from their data capture database, then maybe it happened. If the NSA doesn’t say so, like they did in the Sony case, then it didn’t happen. But even if the NSA does say it, they’re not exactly the most reliable source, either.
The fact that this charge was made in an op-ed pretty much shows the US has zero evidence to provide. It’s just another hit piece to justify war with North Korea.
The real reason is the six to ten trillion dollars in undeveloped mineral resources that real estate developer Trump wants to steal for the US. Just like Iraq was all about oil, so North Korea is all about a land grab for money and military bases on China’s borders.
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