Items tagged with North-Korea

In January, Google warned security researchers about sneaky social engineering and hacking attempts coming from North Korea. Originally, the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG), and other researchers found that the North Korean hacker’s blog compromised anyone who visited the website. Now, Microsoft has patched the critical vulnerability that affected the researchers through Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. When TAG announced the researcher attacks earlier this year, several people came forward, explaining that fake researchers reached out to them to “collaborate” on a project. After some time of building trust, the malicious hackers asked the researchers to use Internet... Read more...
Security researchers beware, as Google is reporting that a “government-backed entity based in North Korea” is targeting anyone working on vulnerability research and development. These attackers use several different accounts and means of communication to reach out to a target. Then, they share that they have a 0-day available for research, but it is instead just a trap ending in a compromised device. In a report published yesterday, the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) announced this dangerous situation that is still developing. To build credibility, the attackers created several different Twitter accounts for interacting with people and posting blog links, videos, and retweeting... Read more...
Perhaps it’s not quite the same level of importance as President Nixon’s famous visit to China, but Eric Schmidt’s journey to North Korea this month alongside New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson certainly evokes the image of the West reaching east to a nation that has been closed off from most parts of the world for a long time. Google's Schmidt is back home now, and both he and his daughter Sophie (who accompanied her old man on the trip), have posted updates on their travels. His is brief and focused, and hers is lengthy and wide-ranging. Streets with almost no vehicular traffic The senior Schmidt noted that he was in Pyongyang to discuss the “free and open Internet”,... Read more...