The main anti-virus expert “Kaspersky Lab” Alexander Gostev suggested that virus-extortionist WannaCry that hit 150 countries, could launch North Korean hackers of the group Lazarus.
“The twisted detective stronger, and now the same code found in #WannaCry and Trojans from Lazarus. You know, right? All this chaos around it, Lazarus”, – wrote he in Facebook.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has previously expressed a very different version of the origin of the virus. “The primary source of this virus are the special services of the United States, Russia is completely innocent. I’m surprised to hear in these circumstances something else”, – Putin said at a press conference in Beijing on may 15.
The U.S. government reported earlier that the virus was able to create representatives of foreign States. It was said that with the help of the virus, the hackers have made from user payments in an amount equal to approximately 70 to thousands of dollars. In the administration of the President of the United States noted that they do not know cases when, after payment access to the computers were returned. According to the latest data from the virus-the extortioner contracted for 300 thousand computers in 150 countries.
The attack of the virus WannaCry began the day on 12 may. By the evening of that day, “Kaspersky Lab” reported that the virus has spread to more than 70 countries. While most experts noted that the virus affected Russia.