The Department of Justice (DOJ) will announce charges against at least one North Korean national for the 2014 Sony hack, according to multiple media reports.
ABC News reported Thursday that charges will be brought against North Korean nationals for the Sony hack, as well as last year’s massive "WannaCry" malware attack.
The Washington Post reported that North Korean government spy Pak Jin Hyok will be charged in the Sony cyberattack. He is reportedly tied to the Lazarus Group, which is in turn linked to the WannaCry malware.
A DOJ official confirmed to The Hill that the agency will hold a media background information session on North Korea and cyber later Thursday.
The reports come just hours after President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE touted the U.S.’s relations with North Korea in a tweet early Thursday.
Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims “unwavering faith in President Trump.” Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2018