September 27, 2023

Hackers use malicious PDFs on inter-Korean issues as lure

Novel malware shows DPRK-linked Kimsuky group aggressively adapts its techniques, researchers say

A recent cyber campaign against professionals working on inter-Korean issues shows that North Korean hackers continue to tailor their malware for highly specific targets, cybersecurity experts told NK News on Tuesday. 

Using malicious PDF documents purporting to offer information on inter-Korean topics, the DPRK-linked Kimsuky group specifically targeted professionals using an older version of Adobe’s Acrobat DC software, cybersecurity firm AhnLab warned in a recent report.