April 19, 2021

Cyber

Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
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North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report

Group-IB’s analysis of a Lazarus CC-skimming campaign also revealed malware designed to steal BTC, ETH

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 16, 2021
US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

Pyongyang will be a “disruptive player” as its cyberattack and weapons capabilities grow, US intelligence report says

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 14, 2021
Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear

Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear

The tech giant was not awarded damages from the two unidentified hackers working for the DPRK-linked Thallium Group

Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 13, 2021
North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm
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North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm

Lazarus Group likely used access to infected computers for espionage, security researchers say

North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 9, 2021
North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters
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North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters

Security firm links suspicious profile to DPRK, investigation reveals more accounts likely set up for phishing attacks

North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 7, 2021
North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions
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North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions

Free platforms may offer insights to threat researchers but help the DPRK build its cyber force, experts say

North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 2, 2021
North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks
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North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks

Google says cybercriminals linked to North Korea created new website and social media profiles to trick victims

North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 1, 2021
Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions
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Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions

Researchers suspect collaboration between Lazarus Group and criminals behind the TFlower extortion campaign

Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee March 5, 2021
North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro March 3, 2021
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