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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 15:40

US Attributes WannaCry 2.0 to North Korea

White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert briefed the press on 19 December 2017 regarding the US Government's finding that North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware attack in May, which disrupted computer operations in more than 150 countries.

What do officials know about the attempted morning attack of a New York subway and the motives of the alleged bomber? Director Rasmussen joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of preventing such attacks and the chances of another 9/11-style event.

Closing out his tenure as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas J. Rasmussen discusses the evolving challenges of a complex terrorism threat environment. Carnegie President William J. Burns moderates.

After working under three presidents, Nick Rasmussen is stepping down as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. In an exit interview, he tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly how terrorism threats have changed since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

This year, Foreign Policy is proud to feature the Global reThinkers — the legislators, technocrats, comedians, advocates, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, presidents, provocateurs, political prisoners, researchers, strategists, and visionaries — who together found amazing ways not just to rethink our strange new world but also to reshape it. They are the doers who defined 2017.

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