September 17, 2021

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

Attackers use access to spread malware and lure DPRK experts on social media

In a multilingual social engineering attack, North Korean hackers broke into several accounts of a prominent defector and used their access to send a malicious document to a contact working on DPRK issues, an NK News investigation found. 

The attackers also used one of the accounts to message journalists at NK News in an attempt to gain access to their professional network.