December 05, 2020

Hacker poses as defector-politician Ji Seong-ho’s office in phishing attempt

The phishing email was sent to the president of the Unification Media Group

North Korean defector-politician Ji Seong-ho announced that hackers attempted a phishing attack by sending emails impersonating his governmental office earlier this week.

Ji, who serves as a member of South Korea’s National Assembly, released the email on Thursday. The email — originally sent on Oct. 27 — reveals a highly targeted approach that is tailored to lure a specific victim into opening a malicious file, which has become an increasingly common tactic against South Korean political and media entities.