Good morning, Austin. On a dreary and wet morning in Central Texas, here’s a look at some of the stories making news and generating headlines around the Internet today:
Feds: North Korea behind WannaCry cyberattack
North Korea is to blame for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service, federal officials are now saying for the first time publicly.
Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published online Monday night that North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that Pyongyang will be held accountable for it.
Bossert said the finding of responsibility is based on evidence and confirmed by other governments and private companies, including the United Kingdom and Microsoft.
"North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious. WannaCry was indiscriminately reckless," he wrote.
Bossert said the Trump administration will continue to use its "maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang's ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise."
Looking ahead: What 2018 will bring for the mobile market
Whether it’s the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S9 or AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner, 2018 is likely to be a big year in the mobile market.
The folks over at CNET are out with their projections for the biggest trends for next year. It’s an interesting read.
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