September 30, 2023

Seoul sanctions North Korea’s Kimsuky hackers over failed satellite launch

South Korea says threat group has stolen weapon and space tech, issues advisory with US on its spear-phishing attacks

South Korea debuted new sanctions against North Korean hacking syndicate Kimsuky on Friday, identifying the measures as retaliation against the DPRK’s failed satellite launch this week.

The announcement came as Seoul and Washington issued a joint cyber alert warning of the threat group’s social engineering and hacking efforts targeting Korean Peninsula experts.