April 21, 2024
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Chinese embassy in Pyongyang compromised in massive cyberattack

Hackers linked to Korea gained access via Chinese VPN provider, researchers say

In a major attack against the Chinese government, a hacking group linked to the Korean peninsula gained access to embassy data in the DPRK and more than a dozen other locations around the world, the Beijing-based security firm Qihoo 360 said Monday.

According to the company, a group known as DarkHotel compromised more than 200 servers of a domestic VPN provider used by Chinese government agencies in 19 countries, as well as Shanghai and Beijing, using a malicious software update to take control of computers. 

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