North Korea is responsible for cyberattacks dating back to 2009, and more are planned, according to the US government. The US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI made a joint statement on Tuesday, reports Reuters, in which they said the perpetrators of the attacks are “cyber actors of the North Korean government” who target computers running older unpatched versions of Microsoft Windows. It can also use vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash to gain access into specific computers, the alert said. The DHS and FBI referred to the responsible group as “Hidden Cobra,” saying it’s previously been called Lazarus Group and Keepers of the Peace. Some cybersecurity experts have pinned the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on Lazarus Group, and in 2014 the FBI said a North Korean hacker group … Next »
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