The Department of Homeland Security recently published a joint advisory along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Treasury on suspected North Korean state-sponsored ransomware campaign implementing the Maui malware. The campaign has been targeting healthcare-related organizations for the purposes of coercing compromised victims into paying ransoms. These operations have successfully disrupted some important healthcare functionality such as access to health records and imagining services.
Every year the US intelligence community produces a succinct report designed to provide a high level overview of threats. This is issued to coincide with testimony by the Director of National Intelligence and the biggest agencies of the IC, CIA, DIA, NSA and FBI.
This year’s report follows a theme that the world is growing in complexity and uncertainty. This complexity and uncertainty occurs in an interconnected world where great power competition is clearly underway.
The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups controlled by the state’s primary intelligence agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Officials claim the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel used ransomware and attacks on banks, ATM networks, gambling sites, online casinos, and cryptocurrency exchanges to fund Pyongyang’s
Prevailion, a Maryland-based cybersecurity firm, has identified a hacking group with ties to North Korea targeting U.S. entities that discuss nuclear deterrence, North Korea’s nuclear submarine program, and economic sanctions on the North Korean regime. The hacking group has started placing its malware in obscure file formats, namely Kodak FlashPix
OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of North Korea.
Last week, a task force assembled by the Council on Foreign Affairs released a report on the current North Korea situation facing the U.S. and its regional allies. The report was conducted following the regime’s unprecedented number of ballistic and nuclear grade missile testing within a single year and its leader’s increasingly
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains one of the United States’ most critical security challenges in Northeast Asia. North Korea remains a security threat because of its willingness to undertake provocative and destabilizing behavior , including attacks on the Republic of Korea (ROK), its pursuit of nuclear weapons