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Kaspersky Lab Latest News: Statement Issued on ‘WannaCry’ and ‘Lazarus Group’ connection

On Monday, May 15, a security researcher from Google posted an artifact on Twitter potentially pointing at a connection between the WannaCry ransomware attacks that recently hit thousands of organizations and private users around the world, and the malware attributed to the infamous Lazarus hacking group, responsible for a series of devastating attacks against government organizations, media and financial institutions. The largest operations linked to the Lazarus group include: the attacks against Sony Pictures in 2014, the Central Bank of Bangladesh cyber heist in 2016 and a subsequent series of similar attacks continued in 2017.

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Kaspersky Lab helps to disrupt the activity of the Lazarus Group responsible for multiple devastating cyber-attacks

Together with Novetta and other industry partners, Kaspersky Lab is proud to announce its contribution to Operation Blockbuster. The goal of the operation is to disrupt the activity of the Lazarus Group – a highly malicious entity responsible for data destruction as well as conventional cyber-espionage operations against multiple companies around the world.