October 24, 2020

Elaborate cyberattack against North Korea human rights activist

Spearphishing campaign against Committee for Human Rights in North Korea reveals deep research into victim’s contacts

In a sophisticated impersonation attack against the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), hackers have used the fake identity of a South Korean researcher and recent NK News coverage to trick their victim.

An NK News analysis of raw data provided by HRNK showed that attackers had registered an email address closely resembling the personal account of a research staffer at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.