USA. sanctions against a hacker from North Korea, accused of being responsible for the famous WannaCry 2017 attack and hacking on Sony Corp 2014.
He is called Park Jin Kyok and is a member of Lazarus Team, a hacker team. O Park has also been involved in a violation of Bangkok's Central Bank of 2016.
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions against Jin Hyok and the Chosun Expo of the company he is working for.
2014, US officials, said a North Korean user was responsible for the attacks launched on Sony, resulting in data and internal documents being lost.
The attack was carried out by Park after letters sent to Sony, asking to stop the release of "The Interview," which, according to North Korean officials, depicted their leader, Kim Jong Un as the bad character.
According to the complaint, Park has exploited many Social Media celebrities to send malicious links to the people who participated in the production of the film. The links contained malware controlled by North Korea.
2016, Wannacry ransomware became a front page and influenced thousands of corporate offices around the world. Ransomware encrypted the files on computers and refused access until the user deposited the money into the attacker's account. This led to the cancellation of thousands of medical appointments, as the British National Health Service was also affected by ransomware.
This is the first time that US law enforcement officials formally accuse a North Korean hacker involved in cyber attacks.