February 21, 2024

Spoofed emails target diplomats, journalists working on North Korea

Spoofed emails appear to be sent from Voice of America and Korea Risk Group domains

Diplomats and journalists working on North Korea issues have in recent days been targeted by spoofed and malicious email campaigns about the novel coronavirus designed to obtain passwords and professional information, NK News has learned.

The messages, which may be an evolution of a campaign from late 2019, intend to mislead recipients by forging the names and email addresses of persons at both Voice of America (VOA) and NK News's parent company Korea Risk Group.