On May 16, Reuters said citing a Kaspersky Lad analyst that code snippets spotted in a WannaCry earlier editions had been used by hackers from Lazarus Group presumably operated from North Korea.
Kim accused the council of playing "to the tune of the US again" and protested the Trump administration's demand for countries to choose allegiance between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, his country's official name.
In a speech in Tokyo, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, called North Korea a "clear and unsafe threat" to the United States, Japan and South Korea and stressed the need for more cooperation among the allies and for all countries to implement stronger sanctions on Pyongyang.
Though the U.S. president has said that a "major, major" conflict with the North is possible, he has also said he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un under unspecified circumstances.
Moon sent envoys to the United States, China, Japan and the European Union this week in what the government calls "pre-emptive diplomacy".
And by the way, the Security Council added, all countries should implement previous United Nations requests for sanctions against North Korea.
"President Moon said he understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns, and said he hopes the two countries can swiftly get on with communication to further improve each other's understanding", Yoon told a briefing.
It was also a quick reaction compared to the last administration, when the North waited about three months to slam the Park Blue House in what appeared to be an effort to influence her North Korea policy.
Moon is a liberal who advocates a more conciliatory approach to North Korea compared with his conservative predecessor.
The U.S. secretary said that he would like to make clear all the options available are to do with diplomacy, security or economy and that there are many steps to take before a preemptive strike option.
Youngsters beside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as he arrives to attend "We Are the Happiest in the World", a performance to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean Children's Union (KCU), in this undated image.
One obvious obstacle is that North Korea is not a democracy.
But a senior North Korean diplomat has said Pyongyang is also open to having talks with Washington under the right conditions.