September 27, 2023

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

Lazarus Group spent months on risky social engineering campaign to steal sensitive data, researchers found

In a brazen social engineering attack using elaborate plots to fool its victims, North Korea-linked cybercrime group Lazarus has compromised dozens of defense and aerospace companies around the world, cybersecurity firm ClearSky disclosed on Thursday. 

The attack, called operation “Dream Job,” seems to be related to what Israel’s Ministry of Defense on Wednesday called a “thwarted” attempt to compromise domestic networks.