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North Korea likely to be involved in launching WannaCry virus, - President of Microsoft
11:24, 15 October 2017
North Korea likely to be involved in launching WannaCry virus, - President of Microsoft

The President of Microsoft called on governments to protect their citizens from cyber threats

11:24, 15 October 2017

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President of Microsoft Brad Smith says that North Korean power could have used tools stolen from the US National Security Agency to launch a virus, as he told ITV News

Brad Smith said he believed "with great confidence" that Pyongyang was behind for the hack which impacted 200,000 computers in 150 countries around the world.

Related: Security Service of Ukraine warns about possible cyber-attacks

The President of Microsoft also called on governments to put effort into protecting their citizens from cyber threats. In particular, he suggested creating a new international law against cyber attacks.

“We need governments to come together as they did in Geneva in 1949 and adopt a new digital Geneva Convention that makes clear that these cyber-attacks against civilians, especially in times of peace, are off-limits and a violation of international law,” he said.

Related: Ukrainian parliament creates national system of cyber-security

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