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North Korea Linked To Global Hacking Operation Against Critical Infrastructure, Telecoms (thehill.com) 51

A suspected North Korean hacking campaign has expanded to targets in 17 different countries, including the U.S., pilfering information on critical infrastructure, telecommunications and entertainment organizations, researchers say. From a report: Cybersecurity firm McAfee released new research on the hacking campaign this week, calling it Operation GhostSecret and describing the attackers as having "significant capabilities" to develop and use multiple cyber tools and rapidly expand operations across the globe. The findings demonstrate the growing sophistication of North Korea's army of hackers, which has been blamed for high-profile hacking operations such as the WannaCry malware outbreak last year.
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North Korea Linked To Global Hacking Operation Against Critical Infrastructure, Telecoms

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  • That's how they hacked the US election.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Just imagine how much this movie piracy thing would lessen if there would be legal ways for the Great Leader to fulfill his movie library!

  • It isn't NK (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    It is mostly China which is using NK as a proxy. NK earns foreign currency and China can get intelligence information without getting caught.

  • And not only that, I suspect that it is also bigly stable genius level hacking. After all, only the best people are doing it.

    Now excuse me while I go watch some TV^w^w^w read some Intelligence Documents on the subject.

  • by hyades1 ( 1149581 ) <hyades1@hotmail.com> on Wednesday April 25, 2018 @04:05PM (#56502161)

    I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark, and guess one of the 17 countries whose infrastructure North Korea is accused of trying to hack is NOT China.

    • I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark, and guess one of the 17 countries whose infrastructure North Korea is accused of trying to hack is NOT China.

      Don't be so sure. Kim is not China's lackey. He had his uncle, Jang Song-thaek, gruesomely executed. Jang was widely seen as "China's guy" within Kim's government, and the execution was perceived as a message to China that he was not going to be a pushover.

      His father and grandfather also occasionally purged their governments of people considered too "pro-China" (and too pro-Russia).

  • Poor NK regime (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    They've been saddled with the responsibility of being part of the world's "axis of evil" and have limited real capabilities. I guess hacking is the best they can do to keep up their role as potential threat to world peace and stability in order to keep American tax dollars flowing into the military industrial complex.

  • GOD DAMN IT!! Can't someone hack fatboy's Warcraft account and delete all his phat loot?

    Fight fire with fire!

  • Everyone knows the best way to hack modern computing systems is with MS DOS and a 56k modem.
  • Oh my Gawd! Not again:

    Nayirah Kuwaiti girl testimony [youtube.com]

    You can tell what they think about their population, when they sell them off as dumb - again and again the very same way. :-P

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