News tagged: North Korea
The WannaCry malware that spread early this summer has been publicly blamed on North Korea by UK officials. According to Security Minister Ben Wallace, who spoke on the topic during a BBC interview, North Korea is the most likely state actor. The investigation wasn't detailed.
The UK's Channel 4, one of the nation's largest broadcasters, was reportedly hacked by North Korea because of a TV series North Korea disliked. According to The New York Times, Channel 4 was targeted in 2014 with the goal of preventing the release of a show set in the country.
Important military documents belonging to South Korea and the United States were reportedly stolen by North Korean hackers. Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's top political party and a member of the parliamentary defense committee, revealed the hack.
A new source of internet access has been set up in North Korea and it's coming from a state-sponsored Russian company known as TransTeleCom. Analyses picked up on TransTeleCom connections within the dictatorship beginning on Sunday. 60% of traffic is going through the connection.
North Korea may be turning to cryptocurrencies as a source of money. According to FireEye, hackers associated with the country's military have hacked at least three South Korean Bitcoin exchanges in order to steal funds. A couple factors have contributed to that move.
More evidence is pointing to North Korea as the source of the WannaCry ransomware. According to the BBC, the National Cyber Security Center in the UK believes Korean hackers from the Lazarus group were responsible for the attack. Lazarus is linked to Korea.
Cyberattacks originating from North Korea have been an issue since at least 2009, according to a US government report. An alert was issued regarding Hidden Cobra, a hacking group in the country that's thought to be engaged in ongoing cyberwarfare attacks.
A couple reports have connected the WannaCrypt ransomware with North Korea, but a new analysis by researchers at Flashpoint suggests there could be a Chinese link. Based on language in the ransom notice, the creators of the notice appear to have been Chinese.
After tentatively identifying a connection between the WannaCrypt ransomware and North Korea, Symantec has become more confident in that link. It now strongly believes Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group, is responsible. Symantec says the link is "highly likely."
The WannaCrypt ransomware that's infected hundreds of thousands of systems might be connected to North Korea. According to researchers with Kaspersky Labs, a piece of code in one of the first variants matches code from 2015 that was linked to Lazarus Group.
Cyberattacks were launched against North Korea's nuclear weapons program while Barack Obama was still in office, reports The New York Times. Obama is said to have told current president Donald Trump that North Korea could pose a significant threat during his presidency.
South Korea's military cyber command appears to have been hacked by its northern neighbor, which allegedly stole classified information from the country. A military official says malware was discovered in the cyber command system and military documents were stolen.
North Korea's internet is available for just a tiny portion of the country and those who do have access to it can view a measly 28 websites. A data dump on GitHub revealed the domain addresses for all of the websites connected to North Korea's ".kp" domain.
North Korea has launched its own on-demand streaming service that will provide some viewers in three cities with a highly restrictive set of content. The service, called Manbang, primarily features documentaries about the leadership and other propaganda material.
North Korea has implemented new restrictions on web access in its territory, preventing anyone from viewing Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Foreigners had been able to access those sites while in the country. Now, they won't be able to easily share information online.
North Korea denies it has been carrying out cyberattacks against South Korean officials. SK, which has long been at odds with its northern neighbor, believes North Korea recently increased its hacking efforts. South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers about NK's latest hacking.
North Korea is engaged in an ongoing malware campaign and the large 2014 Sony hack was carried out by the same group of hackers, according to a report from Kaspersky and Alienvault Labs. At the Security Analyst Summit, those groups announced new evidence had been found.
With a population of 24.9 million, North Korea has the smallest percentage of active internet users since just 7,200 people in the country are online. We Are Social has published a report on internet penetration and the report shows North Korea has the least penetration.
Florian Grunow and Niklaus Schiess, two researchers from a German security company called ERNW, have presented information about North Korea's operating system at the Chaos Communication Congress. The researchers gained access to the code for RedStar OS.
A variant of the Stuxnet worm that was used to attack Iran's nuclear program was created to go after North Korea's nuke program. Reuters reports the National Security Agency (NSA) created the worm specifically for Korean systems but failed to launch an attack.