The charges, part of a strategy by the USA government to deter future cyberattacks by naming and shaming the alleged perpetrators, will also allege that the North Korean hacker broke into the central bank of Bangladesh in 2016, according to the official.
Also known as Korea Expo Joint Venture, Chosun Expo is believed to be connected to the RGB's Lab 110; while it provides legitimate programming-for-hire services to foreign customers, the company also is alleged to be home to the Lazarus Group-the malware and hacking group that has been previously connected by USA intelligence and private sector security researchers to the Sony attack, the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank through the SWIFT system (part of an attempted $1 billion theft), and the WannaCry malware.
Park is charged with conspiracy and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
"These activities run afoul of norms of acceptable safe behavior in cyber space and the worldwide community must address them when we can", Demers said, adding that the charges "reflect the department's determination and ability to follow the facts and the law and to hold individuals and nations accountable for their crimes".
Cybersecurity experts have said portions of the WannaCry program used the same code as malware previously distributed by the hacker collective known as the Lazarus Group, which is believed to be responsible for the Sony hack.
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The DOJ unsealed a criminal complaint against Hyok today that alleges he was involved in a number of other cyberattacks that targeted South Korean figures and Lockheed Martin.
The Trump administration did impose other punitive measures on Park and his employer on Thursday: the Treasury Department says it has sanctioned him and Korea Expo Joint Venture.
The attacks are alleged to have been carried out from North Korea, China and other countries.
"North Korea has demonstrated a pattern of disruptive and harmful cyber activity that is inconsistent with the growing consensus on what constitutes responsible state behavior in cyberspace", the Treasury said in a statement.
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Thursday's charges come on the same day that President Donald Trump praised the North Korean leader.
In the massive cyber attack on Sony, hackers erased data from thousands of computers and stole tens of thousands of documents, including some emails embarrassing to the higher-ups, along with several movies that were posted on file-sharing sites.
The attack most notably locked up the systems of Britain's National Health Service, causing significant damage.
"Our policy is to hold North Korea accountable and demonstrate to the regime that there is a cost to its provocative and irresponsible actions". There has been no communication between the US and North Korean government about a possible extradition, the official said.
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