October 16, 2021

North Korean hackers appear to be targeting remote workers

Experts say emergent capabilities in cyber, AI have repercussions for nuclear program as well

Cybersecurity experts say that North Korea may have ramped up its cyber activities on social media since the COVID-19 pandemic began, targeting remote workers as they spend more time online.

According to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaints Center, there was a 61% increase in the number of suspected cybercrimes reported in 2020, with nearly 800,000 complaints filed. That huge jump coincides with an increase in hacking attempts from North Korea.