Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What an Immense Surprise: NSA Blames North Korea for WannaCry - Science

Those of us who have an attention span longer than Facebook recall America's beloved NSA wrote the exploit for the WannaCry attack and it was inevitable they would try to blame it on someone else.

Welcome to this circus.  (  Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack)

Oh, God, this kind of material gets me so propagandistically erect.

In this Wednesday, April 22, 2015, file photo, Stijn Vanveerdeghem, left, an engineer with Cisco, shows graphics with live wireless traffic to FedEx employee Barry Poole during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, where threat analysts, security vendors and corporate IT administrators gathered to talk about malicious software, spear-phishing and other attacks that can steal money or secrets from companies and consumers. As the Friday, May 12, 2017, global cyberextortion attack that held people's computer files hostage slows, authorities are working to catch the crooks behind it, which is a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

As you may be aware, it's the specific charge of the NSA to find bad guys and trace the money and don't you love how much they suck at it even when they caused the problem in the first place.

Ed:  this is starting to turn me on too!

Of course it does, mate.  This is the NSA at its steamy best.

Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea.
Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. who has analyzed North Korean malware since 2008 and advises the government, said Tuesday that the North is no newcomer to the world of bitcoins. It has been mining the digital currency using malicious computer programs since as early as 2013, he said.

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It gets even better now that the 'experts' say they have known about this for four years ... and never did a damn thing about it.

Ed:  don't stop; don't stop!

Erm, I'm already finished, mate.  The rest of the article is more of the same.

Ed:  pfft.  Just like a man.

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