December 05, 2023

North Korean hackers mimic e-commerce app to steal South Koreans’ data: NIS

ROK spy agency says DPRK copied app used by over 20 million, highlighting its sophisticated imitation tactics

North Korean cybercriminals are attempting to steal South Koreans’ personal information by spoofing a widely used e-commerce app, Seoul’s intelligence agency announced Thursday.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a press release that it recently uncovered “circumstantial evidence” that an unnamed North Korean cybercrime organization tried to “manipulate and distribute” an e-commerce app used by more than 20 million South Koreans.