North Korea

Pierluigi Paganini March 24, 2017
US blames North Korea for the $81 million Bangladesh cyber heist

US federal prosecutors speculate the involvement of North Korea in the cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh’s account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The news was reported by The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors suspect the involvement of Chinese middlemen who helped the Government of Pyongyang to organize the cyber theft. In February 2016, unknown hackers transferred […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2017
South Korea targeted by a cyber espionage campaign, experts blame Norks

South Korea is once against under attack, alleged nation-state hackers have launched a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign on organizations in the public sector. According to the experts at Cisco Talos, the cyber espionage campaign was active between November 2016 and January 2017 and leveraged on vulnerabilities in a Korean language word processing program (Hangul Word […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2016
A mistake allowed us a peek into North Korea Internet infrastructure

A mistake allowed us a peek into the North Korea Internet infrastructure, a security researcher discovered that Pyongyang has just 28 websites. The North Korea is one of the countries that most of all is investing to improve its cyber capabilities and that has one of the largest cyber armies. But North Korea is also known for […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 29, 2016
South accuses North Korea for massive data breach affecting 10 million online shoppers

Authorities in South Korea are blaming hackers from North Korea for a massive data breach affecting 10 million Interpark online shoppers. North Korea launched a new cyber attack against the South, according to the Government of Seoul a massive data breach exposed data belonging to an Internet shopping mall. This week, authorities in South Korea accused […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2016
North Korean Hackers stole defense documents and photos from South

The Government of Seoul reported that North Korean Hackers stole defense-related documents and photos from two South Korean companies. The news that North Korean hackers have stolen thousands of records from private firms and state agencies in the South Korea is not new. In the last wave of attacks, the North Korean hackers have stolen […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2016
New evidence links the NK Lazarus Group to SWIFT banking attacks

The Analysis of SWIFT attacks revealed five additional pieces of malware containing portions of code shared by Lazarus Group. While security experts continue to investigate the cyber heists that involved SWIFT systems, new evidence collected by a senior security researcher from Anomali Labs link the malware to the North Korean hacker crew known as Lazarus Group. The expert discovered that five […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2016
Seoul blames North Korea for hacking a South Korean defense contractor

Is the North Korea behind the hack of a South Korean defense contractor? The officials announced an investigation into the security incident. There is a constant tension between South Korea and the North, now the Government of Seoul is accusing Pyongyang for a cyber attack that in April last hit a navy defence contractor, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2016
South Korea accused North Korea of hacking key officials’ mobile

The South Korean NIS revealed that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials. The South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) revealed that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials. The announcement was made on Tuesday, according to the NIS cyber spies from  North […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 06, 2015
Is the North Korea behind the attack on the Seoul Subway Operator?

According to the Government of Seoul, the North Korea is the main suspect for a cyber attack that last year hit the South Korean capital’s subway system. The attack, staged between March and August 2014, affected several servers of Seoul Metro, which runs four major subway lines, According to the ruling party legislator Ha Tae-Kyung […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2015
North Korea exploits a 0-day in the South Korea’s principal Word processor

FireEye suspects that the North Korea is responsible for a number of attacks against the South Korea relying a 0day in the South most popular Word processor. Security experts from FireEye speculate that The North Korea has carried out cyber attacks against entities of the South Korea by exploiting a zero-day ( CVE-2015-6585) in a […]