North Korean government behind NHS cyber attack, says Microsoft boss

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The President of Microsoft says the government of North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry cyber attack which affected 47 NHS trusts earlier this year.

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.

In an interview with ITV News at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond Smith said: "I think at this point that all observers in the know have concluded that WannaCry was caused by North Korea using cyber tools or weapons that were stolen from the National Security Agency in the United States".

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