18 Feb 2021

U.S. Charges 3 North Korean Hackers Over $1.3 Billion Cryptocurrency Heist

On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice indicted three North Korean hackers for their role in conspiring to steal and extort cryptocurrencies. The men, Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il, and Park Jin Hyok, were allegedly planning to steal $1.3 billion in cash from different financial institutions and businesses. The DoJ

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17 Feb 2021

North Korea Allegedly Targets Pfizer to Steal COVID19 Vaccine Data

According to South Korea’s National Intelligence Agency, North Korean state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal Covid-19 vaccination data by hacking the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. It is unclear whether any data has been stolen at this time, however, Pfizer is a high-profile target in terms of Covid-19 vaccination data and

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16 Feb 2021

North Korean man caught by South after crossing border

South Korea has caught a North Korean man who crossed through a heavily fortified zone between the two countries filled with land mines, barbed wire, and other measures to prevent people from passing between the two countries. South Korea is now allegedly investigating whether the man tried to defect. The

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11 Feb 2021

UN Links North Korea to $281m Crypto Exchange Heist

Last September, the KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange experienced a cyberattack in which hundreds of millions of dollars in digital money was stolen. The United Nations recently released a report strongly suggesting that North Korean actors were behind the cyberattack, claiming that investigators had revealed the identifies of the attackers. Although this

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29 Jan 2021

Lazarus Affiliate ‘ZINC’ Blamed for Campaign Against Security Researcher

Recent attacks against security researchers have been linked to North Korean APT ZINC, an affiliate of the notorious Lazarus group. New details have emerged on the attack, describing how the APT exploited Visual Studio, a Microsoft product, to infect systems with malware now known to be the comebacker malware variant.

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26 Jan 2021

Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers

A new ongoing campaign targeting security researchers has been uncovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group. The attackers are going to great lengths to gain the victims’ trust, posing as researchers or students themselves. The campaign consists of sophisticated social engineering techniques to persuade the security researcher to open a Microsoft

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15 Jan 2021

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

A new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile has been revealed in North Korea. The missile has been described as the “world’s most powerful weapon” by state media. The missiles could be seen at a parade overseen by Kim Jong-un. At a rare political meeting before the parade Mr. Kim stated

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14 Jan 2021

North Korea stages military parade after rare party congress – Yonhap

On Thursday, international observers were able to closely watch a military parade staged in North Korea. The parade was staged after a ruling party congress and gave international watchers an opportunity to see signs of new military developments. The parade began between 6 and 7pm and continued past 8pm. The

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08 Dec 2020

Covert Chinese Trade With North Korea Moves Into the Open

According to US officials, China is skirting around sanctions placed on North Korea and is no longer trying to hide smuggling activity. The Trump administration believes the move is representative of China trying to help Pyongyang endure the US’s pressure campaign. According to US officials, North Korean vessels have delivered

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16 Nov 2020

Russian, North Korean Hackers Target Vaccine Work

On Friday, tech giant Microsoft claimed in a blog post that it had observed several attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers aiming to steal sensitive and valuable data from pharmaceutical companies and organizations conducting vaccine research. Although Microsoft claims the attacks were unsuccessful over the recent months, the

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