April 21, 2024

North Korean-linked cyberattack uses fear of coronavirus to trick victims

Emails claiming to be from South Korean health agency contain code that installs malicious software

Hackers believed to have links with North Korea launched a new attack on Wednesday trying to break into South Korean computers, using emails purporting to come from a local government agency fighting to contain the coronavirus.

Attackers suspected to be part of the Lazarus Group sent malicious emails claiming to come from the Incheon Communicable Diseases Center, Chinese cybersecurity firm QiAnXin warned on Thursday.

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