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North Korea claims hacker responsible for WannaCry outbreak does not exist


A North Korean hacker allegedly responsible for debilitating cyberattacks against Sony and the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak does not exist, the country has claimed.

Park Jin Hyok, the hacker reportedly responsible for the series of attacks, was indicted by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) last week.

US officials said that Park is believed to be a member of North Korea's military intelligence outfit the Reconnaissance General Bureau, as well as a suspected member of Lazarus, a hacking group which has been linked to a string of attacks against everything from banks to government agencies.

However, if North Korea is to be believed, the hacker is nothing more than a figment of the US law enforcement's imagination.

In a statement on Friday, as reported by the Associated Press, the country -- colloquially known as the Hermit Kingdom -- denied claims that North Korea was involved in either the Sony data breach or WannaCry outbreak.

Han Yong Song, an official at the...(continued)

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