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N. Korea to U. S.: Prove your claim we were behind "WannaCry" ransomware attack

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Pyongyang calls U. S. claim "baseless provocation"; WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May
TOKYO —  North Korea’s envoy in charge of U. S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim that Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack, an allegation he said was a “baseless provocation” being used to generate tensions .
Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late Monday that Pyongyang sees the allegation as an effort to create an “extremely confrontational atmosphere.”
“If they are so sure, show us the evidence,” he said.
The WannaCry ransomware attack infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service in May.
U. S. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last week that the U.

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