DPRK hackers used unknown Internet Explorer bug in attack on security analysts
Days after Google disclosed cyber campaign, South Korean firm finds criminals used zero-day in Internet Explorer
Hackers previously linked to North Korea by researchers at Google used an unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer to target cybersecurity experts, according to a South Korean firm.
Two weeks ago, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) shocked the cybersecurity community by revealing a months-long social engineering campaign where hackers pretended to be fellow security researchers, tricking targets into collaborating on projects and viewing their blog. When researchers visited the website, a previously undiscovered zero-day vulnerability in Chrome infected some users with malware.
The same hackers, whom Google attributed to the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group, also
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