N Korea hits back over UK WannaCry claims

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North Korea has hit back at the UK government for accusing it of being behind a massive ransomware attack that has seriously affected the National Health Service (NHS).

A UK government minister last week told the BBC that it was “as safe as possible” that North Korea was behind the attack.

But a spokesman for North korea has called the accusations “baseless speculation”.

More than a third of trusts in England have been disturbed by the WannaCry ransomware in May.

Less than 19 000 appointments have been cancelled and computers in more than 600 medical offices infected.

WannaCry was the largest cyber-attack has hit the NHS up to date and also spread in more than 150 countries.
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A spokesman for North Korea-the Europe of the Association called the united KINGDOM, the charge of “wicked attempt” to tighten the international sanctions against the country.

“It is an act beyond the limit of our tolerance, and makes us question the real purpose behind the united KINGDOM,” he said in comments carried on the Korean Central News Agency on Monday.

The South Korean government believes that the North has a unit of 6 800 people trained cyber-war specialists.

Pyongyang cyber military was thought to be behind a line of attack against Sony Pictures and a hack last year in which the plans of a ship of war South Korean society have been stolen.