June 03, 2023

North Korean cyber attacks “increasingly sophisticated,” report warns

UN panel says hacker groups now work together on malicious tools to steal funds for weapons programs

North Korean hackers are using increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds for ballistic missiles and nuclear programs, the UN Panel of Experts warned in a major report released on Friday.

In addition to breaking into banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, malware developed by North Korean hackers has been used to attack computers at a nuclear power plant in India as well as member countries of the UN Security Council and UN officials.