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U.S. sanctions three North Korean-sponsored hacking groups

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U.S. sanctions three North Korean-sponsored hacking groups
FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Picture   -   Copyright  Denis Balibouse(Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three hacking groups it said were sponsored by North Korea that were allegedly involved in the “WannaCry” ransomware attacks and had perpetrated cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.

The groups are commonly known as Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel, according to the Treasury.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)