The U.S. Statement on North Korea’s Cyberattacks
(Statement by Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)
1. Security of Cyberspace is extremely important to ensure peace and prosperity of the international community including Japan.
2. In this context, on Tuesday, December 19, the United States announced that it denounces North Korea for the cyberattack using “WannaCry” malware in May 2017.
3. Japan has closely worked together with the international community including the United States on North Korean issues, including the areas of cybersecurity, and from the perspective of maximizing pressure on North Korea to alter its policy, Japan supports the announcement of the United States demonstrating its firm determination towards ensuring the security of cyberspace, and denounces North Korea’s involvement behind the “WannaCry” incidents.
4. Japan will continue to closely cooperate with the international community including the United States and make efforts in order to ensure a free, fair and secure cyberspace.