North Korea cyber attacks like ‘WannaCry’ are increasingly ploys for money, analysts say

North Korea has trained thousands of hackers to pose a weaponized cyber threat to its neighbors and the world, but lately it’s been using them to make money.

The White House on Monday said North Korea was behind a global malware attack last May named “WannaCry.” The attack encrypted and rendered useless hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries and sought ransom to unlock the machines.

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