North Korean hackers targeted Ukraine as it fought off Russia’s invasion: Report
Cyber researchers say DPRK likely sought sensitive information for its own gain rather than to aid Kremlin’s war effort
North Korea-backed hackers targeted Ukraine earlier this year in an apparent attempt to steal sensitive defense-related information as Kyiv struggled to repel Russian invaders, according to a new report published Monday.
Cybersecurity firm ESET states that hacking syndicate Lazarus Group targeted a “governmental entity” in the country in June, the first known instance of DPRK hackers going after Ukraine-based targets during the war.
ESET’s report provides few details on the nature of the DPRK’s activity in Ukraine, though they believe the attack was not “directly” linked to the ongoing war there, and instead
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