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Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

May 16, 2017 By Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation. “This is the best clue…

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European, Asian companies short on cyber insurance before ransomware attack

May 15, 2017 By Carolyn Cohn and Suzanne Barlyn LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say. A massive ransomware worm caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, amid fears it could wreck fresh havoc on Monday when employees return to work. Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus…

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