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North Korea
Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
The diverse geopolitical and economic interests of the states in the region play a significant role in driving and shaping cyber threat activity against entities operating in APAC.
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Malware
Deep dive: Research finds new links among North Korea’s malware families
By identifying reused code, researchers gained valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns.
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Cybercrime
Trump cancelling North Korea summit will have 'cyber-retaliation'
"Cancellation of this summit with Kim will likely have larger implications than if President Trump never accepted the invitation in the first place."
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Malware
Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
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North Korea
North Korea's threat actors operating from other countries
North Korea conducts malicious cyber operations from countries including India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nepal, Kenya, Mozambique, Indonesia, and China.
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North Korea
State-sponsored North Korean cyberespionage group continues to weaponize tactics
The North Korean threat group known to some as Reaper (APT37) is eyeing bigger targets with more sophisticated tactics.
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Malware
United States hot on heels of North Korea's Hidden Cobra malware
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is honing in on the North Korean Government’s activities known as HIDDEN COBRA.
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Cybersecurity
Highly-targeted cyberattacks surround upcoming Winter Olympics
McAfee released a report that revealed cybercriminals have targeted organisations involved in fast approaching Winter Olympics held in South Korea.
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Sony
Sony vs North Korea - everything you need to know
The first sign of a break-in came in the form of a skull flashing on every employee’s computer screen, with the warning "this is just the beginning".
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Facebook
Foreigners denied Facebook and Twitter as North Korea orders blanket ban
The blanket ban ends access to services previously available to diplomatic missions and international humanitarian organisations
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Internet
Kim Jong Un’s spoof Google thank you note
Forbes contributor Justin Belmont offers quirky reply to Eric Schmidt's recent visit to North Korea.
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Internet
Google urges North Korea to go online
Eric Schmidt makes visit to persuade country to embrace the web or risk economic decline.