August 05, 2021

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

Sophisticated lures make it increasingly difficult to avoid a security breach, but experts say some habits still help

While North Korea’s hacker army continues to batter major corporations around the world, experts say it’s important to remember that most security breaches attributed to the DPRK start with a single employee -- and often a single click. Individuals can significantly lower their risk of getting hacked by paying close attention before opening that link or attachment, cybersecurity researchers told NK News on Tuesday. 

“The trick is to be cautious,” said Tom Uren, senior fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre. “Anytime someone asks you to put your password in, stop and ask: How did I get here? And is it safe?”