Security researchers yesterday reported signs of a potential North Korea link to the massive cyber attack campaign that sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide and opened fresh political rifts between Russia and the United States.

After days of disruptions affecting networks worldwide, a top US official said the number of computers affected had reached 300,000, but that infection rates had slowed.

In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the “WannaCry” malware and a vast hacking effort widely attributed to Pyongyang.

According to AFP News, other experts quickly jumped on this as a sign — although an inconclusive one — that North Korea may have been behind the outbreak.

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