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>> This is the face behind some of the world's biggest cyber-attacks, allegedly sponsored by the North Korean government. That's according to the US Justice Department, which charged him for the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, the hack on Sony, and one of the biggest bank heists ever. North Korean, Park Jin Hyok, allegedly worked as a team of hackers sponsored by North Korea, and tried to breach many other US businesses according to the 172-page criminal complaint.
>> When you have a situation like this, where North Korea committed the largest cyber-heist in history. Attacked, and threatened with violence, a company in this country. And unleashed a ransomware that destroyed computers and delayed medical care the world over. It cannot be overstated how important it is to say, you cannot hide from us.
>> An arrest warrant was issued for Park on June 8th, but his last known whereabouts are in North Korea, and the US has no extradition treaty to take him in. So what's the point of all of this? Reuter's cyber-security editor, Jim Finkle.>> The US government, several years ago, adopted this policy where they were going to name and shame hackers, regardless of where they were in the world.
And so far, they've indicted hackers living in China, Russia, Iran, and now they've charged this man in North Korea. What's kinda interesting about it it's the timing. We've got the talks between the US and North Korea, these charges were filed in early June, shortly before the summit between Trump and Kim.
So the question is they kept it sealed and now they're releasing it, but does this have anything to do with the politics of those negotiations?>> The cyber-attack on Sony came in 2014 after Pyongyang demanded that Sony not move forward with the movie The Interview, a satire about a US backed assassination on the North Korean leader.
Then in 2016, North Korea allegedly stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Central Bank. And the following year, the WannaCry ransomware attacks affected over 200,000 computer networks around the world.