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North Korea hackers use social media to target security researchers

January 26th, 2021
Cyber threat from North Korea. North Korean hacker at the computer, on a background of binary code, the colors of the flag of the DPRK. DDoS attack

Enlarge / Cyber threat from North Korea. North Korean hacker at the computer, on a background of binary code, the colors of the flag of the DPRK. DDoS attack (credit: Dmitry Nogaev | Getty Images)

Google has warned it has uncovered an “ongoing” state-backed hacking campaign run by North Korea targeting cyber security researchers.

The Silicon Valley group said its threat analysis team found that cyber attackers posing as researchers had created numerous fake social media profiles on platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn. To gain credibility, they also had set up a fake blog for which they would get unwitting targets to write guest posts about actual software bugs.

After establishing communication with an actual researcher, the attackers would ask the target to work together on cyber vulnerability research and then share collaboration tools containing malicious code to install malware on the researcher’s systems.

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2034, Part I: Peril in the South China Sea

January 26th, 2021
“We've got a ship in duress that hasn't sent out a distress signal. Something doesn't add up.”

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‘2034: A Novel of the Next World War,’ an Exclusive Excerpt

January 26th, 2021
What if things escalated? What if communications were knocked out? What if cyberwar was just the start? A note about this special six-part series.

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The Truth About North Korea’s Ultra-Lockdown Against Covid-19

January 24th, 2021
The country has turned inward more than ever, leaving the true impact of the pandemic a mystery.

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Flash Is Dead—but Not Gone

January 24th, 2021
Zombie versions of Adobe’s troubled software can still cause problems in systems around the world.

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The FTC Cracks Down on Bot-Wielding Ticket Scalpers

January 23rd, 2021
Plus: A security company creeper, Biden’s cyberteam, and the rest of this week’s security news.

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Chrome and Edge Want to Help Solve Your Password Problems

January 23rd, 2021
The line between browsers and password managers is blurring.

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Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

January 21st, 2021
The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences for its users’ privacy.

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A Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

January 20th, 2021
Faces of the Riot used open source software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos taken from the insurrection on January 6.

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The SolarWinds Hackers Used Tactics Other Groups Will Copy

January 19th, 2021
The supply chain threat was just the beginning.

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