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DPRK hacking groups breach South Korean defense contractors
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DPRK hacking groups breach South Korean defense contractors

An urgent warning about North Korean hacking gangs targeting military industry firms to steal critical technology secrets was issued today by the National Police Agency in South Korea. The North Korean hacker outfit Lazarus, along with Andariel and Kimsuky, had successfully breached defense companies in South Korea, according to evidence uncovered by the authorities. The notification states that the attackers gained access to the networks by taking advantage of weaknesses in the environments of the targets or their subcontractors with the goal to implant malware that may steal data. Earlier this year, from January 15 to February 16, the National Police Agency and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration carried out a special inspection and put precautionary measures in plac...