North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations As Trump and Kim Met

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    "As Trump and Kim Met, North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations...

    North Korean hackers who have targeted American and European businesses for 18 months kept up their attacks last week even as President Trump was meeting with North Korea’s leader in Hanoi...

    The attacks, which include efforts to hack into banks, utilities and oil and gas companies, began in 2017, according to researchers at the cybersecurity company McAfee,...

    With the help of an unnamed foreign law enforcement agency, the McAfee researchers gained access to one of the main computer servers used by the North Korean hackers to stage their attacks.

    The McAfee researchers said they watched, in real time, as the North Koreans attacked the computer networks of more than a hundred companies in the United States and around the globe. Last month, they expanded their targets to companies in Turkey, operating from a block of internet addresses traced to Namibia, one of the few countries that still maintains friendly relations with Pyongyang...

    They were well-researched and highly focused and, in many cases, aimed at engineers and executives who had broad access to their companies’ computer networks and intellectual property...

    The vast majority were in the United States, with the most frequent marks in Houston, an oil and gas hub, and New York, a finance hub..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/technology/north-korea-hackers-trump.html
     
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