Lazarus Group Targeting Defense Experts with Fake Interviews via Trojanized VNC Apps

As part of a protracted operation known as Operation Dream Job, the North Korea-affiliated Lazarus Group (also known as Hidden Cobra or TEMP.Hermit) has been seen luring the defense sector and nuclear engineers with trojanized versions of Virtual Network Computing (VNC) applications.

According to Kaspersky’s APT trends report for Q3 2023, “the threat actor tricks job seekers on social media into opening malicious apps for fake job interviews.”

This backdoored application functions covertly, only becoming active when the user chooses a server from the drop-down menu of the Trojanized VNC client, so as to evade detection by behavior-based security solutions read more Lazarus Group Targeting Defense Experts with Fake Interviews via Trojanized VNC Apps.

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