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N Korea at crossroads

US charges North Korean hacker in Sony and WannaCry cyberattacks

Possibility of extradition has not been discussed by the two governments

 A 2014 cyberassault on Sony involved the film "The Interview," which depicted the U.S-backed assassination of North Korea's leader.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp, U.S. officials said.

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