A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis | Time

In May 2017, hackers that took down computers in 150 countries, using a cybertool that a top U.S. intelligence agency lost. More recently, hackers sought to intrude in the systems of U.S. electric utilities last September, and just last week Ontario accused North Korea of trying to hack a rail system around Toronto.

The attacks in 2017 left researchers reassessing North Korea’s level of cyber threat.

In May 2017, hackers that took down computers in 150 countries, using a cybertool that a top U.S. intelligence agency lost. More recently, hackers sought to intrude in the systems of U.S. electric utilities last September, and just last week Ontario accused North Korea of trying to hack a rail system around Toronto.


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September 2017: North Korean hackers probe networks of U.S. electric utilities, FireEye says.

North Korean hackers are suspected of taking that sophisticated, self-propagating tool and embedding it in a ransomware strain called WannaCry, , 2017. Some 300,000 computers around the world saw their hard drives lock up.