Several terms that are present in the text, have Chinese origin.
The creators of the virus-the extortioner WannaCry that infected computer systems in 150 countries, most likely, are residents of Hong Kong, South China, Singapore or Taiwan.
To such conclusion experts of the American company Flashpoint working in the field of cybersecurity, according to the website of the company.
With high probability the author of the message with the requirement of “redemption”, which appeared on the screens of infected computers, is the bearer of the southern dialect of the Chinese language, say the experts. According to them, the Creator owns the code and English, but the language he is not native, as evidenced by the admitted error text.
Several terms that are present in the text, often used in southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
According to the authors of the study, the text of the ransom note was originally written in Chinese, then translated to English using Google Translate. Thus experts do not exclude that the creators of malicious software used Google Translate in order to cover his tracks and hide his identity.
Recall that the hacker attack using the virus-the extortioner WannaCry occurred on may 12 simultaneously in more than 100 countries. The mechanism of the virus was to lock computer banner with the requirement to pay for the system restore $300 or $ 600 in bitcoins. Otherwise WannaCry promised to remove files the computer for three days. Losses due to virus WannaCry estimated at $1 billion.
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