WH formally blames North Korea for ransomware attack

The Trump administration said North Korea is behind the "wannacry" cyberattack that paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.
0:57 | 12/19/17

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Breaking this morning the White House calling on North Korea fully blaming Kim Jung on for that crippling ransom were attacked last may that affected. Hundreds of thousand computers all around the world our senior just correspondent Pierre Thomas is in Washington with the latest good morning Pierre. George good morning the US is blaming North Korea for last brings wanna cry cyber attack which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers. In companies in homes worldwide. An op Ed released last night Thomas mosser to top White House official for Homeland Security. And counterterrorism right. The attack was widespread and cost billions North Korea is directly responsible and it's not the first time George remembering 2014. US accused North Korea packing Sony Pictures. When unflattering movie about North Korea's dictator. Boston is calling on the international community to improve cyber security and we could see the US pursue. More sanctions this latest novel from the US is likely to add tension to the ongoing confrontation with North Korea over nuclear weapons George.

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