October 19, 2021

North Korean hackers likely behind barrage of cyberattacks against journalists

Investigation identifies at least two DPRK-linked groups attempting to break into computers at NK News

Two prolific hacking groups assumed to be working on behalf of North Korea have launched a series of unusual attacks against journalists covering the DPRK, an NK News investigation in cooperation with cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found. 

The unsuccessful attacks stood out for the hackers’ persistence and tailored communications, aiming to trick NK News reporters into installing malware that could ultimately give the attackers full access to the company’s computer systems.