WASHINGTON DC: White House Spoke Person on homeland security Mr Tom Bossert said today that Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp acted last week to foil a number of North Korean cyber attack bid. Bossert did not provide further details on the adventure however he accepted that US government now calling in private companies to corporate with in the cyber security matters.
White house also reasserted its claim of lead involvement of North Korea in a cyber attack during May which rattled banking and healthcare sector. The attack popularly known as ‘WannaCry Attack’. “North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious,” Bossert wrote. Many security researchers, including the cyber firm Symantec, as well as the British government, have already concluded that North Korea was likely behind the WannaCry attack, which quickly unfurled across the globe in May to infect more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. The accusation comes as worries mount about North Korea’s hacking capabilities in combination with its nuclear weapons program. A similar intrusion in June, NotPetya, hit FedEx, Ukraine and other nations and caused an estimated $300 million in damages.