The charges, part of a strategy by the United States government to deter future cyber attacks by naming and shaming the alleged perpetrators, also alleged that the North Korean hacker broke into the central bank of Bangladesh in 2016, according to a criminal complaint.
He is also charged with conspiring with others to steal $81 million from a bank in Bangladesh, according to the Justice Department's criminal complaint.
John Demers, the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division, said on Thursday that this marks the first time the US Justice Department has formally charged a hacker in connection with cyber crimes "sponsored" by the North Korean government.
The FBI alerted Lockheed to the hacking attempt and said there is no evidence any company information was compromised.
Sony wound up canceling the theatrical release after threats were made to theaters. "The North Korean-backed conspiracy attempted to crush freedom of speech in the USA and the U.K. It robbed banks around the world".
Mr Park is charged with one count for conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, and wire fraud.More news: Missouri college plans to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy
The indictment said that Park was on a team of programmers employed an organization called Chosun Expo that operated out of Dalian, China, and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation described as "a government front company".
In addition to these criminal charges, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Park and KEJV under Executive Order 13722 based on the malicious cyber and cyber-enabled activity outlined in the criminal complaint.
Park, the complaint added, is believed to have returned to North Korea from China in 2014.
The North Korean government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the hack but called it "a righteous deed". In other cases the hackers created email accounts in the names of recruiters or high profile execs at one company (like a United States defense contractor), and then used the accounts to send bogus recruitment messages to employees of competitor companies.
It's been a year and half since he launched a ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe.
USA prosecutors have charged a North Korean man alleged to have been involved in creating the malicious software used to cripple the UK's National Health Service. Investigators discovered his CV and tracked his activities.
The massive Sony attack was seen at the time as representing a new, aggressive type of hacking operation because it crippled computers, deleted data and released embarrassing internal emails in retaliation for the company's film, "The Interview", a comedy about a Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim.