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Hack indictment targeting North Korean programmer seen as productive deterrence move

September 06, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell
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A North Korean programmer and a commercial entity are targeted in indictments announced today for their roles in the WannaCry, Sony Pictures and other hacks -- a seemingly limited response to incidents that in some cases were likened to acts of war, but that policymakers say should have a real deterrence value.

"Good,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said in a statement. “It's been four years since North Korea's petty little despot hacked Sony Pictures because he didn't like a movie...

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