06 Nov 2020

This hacking group is using previously unknown tools to target defence contractors

McAfee security researchers first released detailed information on Operation North Star earlier this year, highlighting the campaigns conducted by Lazarus Group (Hidden Cobra) targeting defense and aerospace companies in a social engineering and phishing campaign. McAfee’s coverage showed that the campaign was larger than previously thought. In the McAfee report,

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03 Nov 2020

North Korean Group Kimsuky Targets Government Agencies With New Malware

According to cybersecurity researchers, a North Korean threat actor group called Kimsuky has been utilizing a never before seen malware in attacks on government agencies and human rights activists. Kimsuky is also referred to as Black Banshee, Thallium, and Velvet Chollima. The group has been active since 2012 and primarily

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28 Oct 2020

North Korea-Backed Spy Group Poses as Reporters in Spearphishing Attacks, Feds Warn

The North Korean APT group known as Kimsuky or Hidden Cobra has allegedly been actively attacking businesses posing as reporters located in South Korea. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) posted advisory warning businesses of the new ploy to gain access to US information. The group has been

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08 Oct 2020

North Korean diplomat who went missing in Italy two years ago has defected to South Korea

According to new reports, high ranking North Korean diplomat Jo Song Gil, who went missing in Italy in November of 2018, has defected to South Korea with his wife. Jo left the North Korean embassy in Rome, where he was employed as acting ambassador, and defected to South Korea where

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25 Sep 2020

Kim Jong-un apologizes for killing of South Korean official

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s authoritarian leader, extended a rare personal apology after North Korean law enforcement killed a South Korean official allegedly attempting to defect. The man was found by troops floating on a raft in North Korean waters, rescued, and then questioned. At some point during or after the

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24 Sep 2020

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border

On Thursday, Seoul disclosed that a South Korean government worker was shot and killed by North Korean forces after crossing a maritime border into the region. According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official in South Korea, the man went missing in waters roughly 1.9 kilometers south of the

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17 Sep 2020

Likely Links Emerge Between Lazarus Group and Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals

Yesterday, newly published nalysis from the security firm Intel 471 uncovered links between North Korea’s Lazarus Group and Russian-speaking cybercriminals. The report pinpoints links between the two organizations through examining years of security incidents. The conclusion, however, depends on two popular and generally accepted assumptions: that the Trickbot, TA505, and

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02 Sep 2020

New Threat Activity by Lazarus Group Spells Trouble For Orgs

North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus has allegedly launched several cyber campaigns that aim to raise finances for the country’s missile program. Last week, the US government issued a warning about how the group was currently targeting banks in several different countries. Cybersecurity experts believe that these ventures bring

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31 Aug 2020

DoJ Aims to Seize 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Used by Hackers

The Department of Justice is allegedly looking to seize 280 illegal cryptocurrency accounts that may have been used by North Korean government-backed hackers to launder millions in stolen funds through a Chinese network. The DoJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint against North Korea on Thursday, signifying the first move of

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31 Aug 2020

North Korean hackers are actively robbing banks around the world, US government warns

A North Korean government-backed hacking group, the BeagleBoyz, has returned to target banks across the world after a brief hiatus. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has released a detailed report that describes how the North Korean threat actor group has made an estimated $2 billion in cryptocurrency since

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