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cheap Canada Goose A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of canada goose outlet in usa the British health care system, federal prosecutors said Thursday. cheap Canada Goose

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The US government previously said North Korea was responsible for the 2014 Sony hack that led to the release of a trove of sensitive goose outlet canada personal information about employees, including Social canada goose outlet uk sale Security numbers, financial records, salary information, as well as embarrassing emails among top executives. The hack included four yet to canada goose outlet store be released Sony films, among them and one that was in theaters, the Brad Pitt film and cost the company tens of millions of dollars.

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cheap canada goose uk criminal conduct outlined in this case is intolerable, said Tracy Wilkison, the first assistant US attorney in Los Angeles. It robbed banks around the world. And it created indiscriminate malware that paralysed computers and disrupted the delivery of medical care. charges were filed under seal June 8, four days before President Donald Trump historic meeting with North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un, to discuss ending decades of hostility between the two countries. Prosecutors said the complaint was sealed for a variety of reasons and wasn done to prevent derailing the Singapore talks. cheap canada goose uk

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A Sony spokeswoman declined comment Thursday. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach the alleged hacker were not immediately successful. Two Gmail addresses identified in the FBI in the complaint were listed as disabled.

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The pair apologised. Pascal left her job months later.

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buy canada goose jacket A 2015 version of the Chosun Expo website said it focused on gaming, gambling, e payments and image recognition canada goose outlet black friday software. It looked in many ways like a typical tech company, boasting of its IT talent and customer satisfaction. By July 2016, internet archival records show, the company dropped the reference to North Korea from its home page. The site later vanished from the web. buy canada goose jacket

Emails sent to Chosun Expo generic email address and to the website original registrant, whose name was given as Won Sun Chol, went unreturned.

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In 2014, for instance, the Obama administration charged five Chinese canada goose outlet shop military hackers with a series of digital break canada goose outlet ins at American companies. Last year, the Justice Department charged Russian hackers with an intrusion at Yahoo Inc.

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Park, whose age is not known, is charged with canada goose outlet toronto factory two counts alleging conspiracies to commit computer and wire fraud crimes that could carry a prison term up to 25 years.

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The North Korean government was not notified about the charges, which are likely to be a source of irritation.

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