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Recently patched Flash vulnerability spotted in massive malspam campaign

A recently patched Flash Player flaw was exploited in a widespread attack spam campaign primarily targeting South Koreans.

Olympics Malware attack may have been part of larger cyber-espionage scheme

Researchers discovered new details in the "Olympic Destroyer" malware which targeted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, shedding more light on the malware's intentions and background information on the attack.

North Korea blamed for yet another cryptocurrency-focused phishing campaign

Amidst recent reports of renewed peace talks on the Korean peninsula, another cyber-security firm has come forward with evidence that state-sponsored North Korean hackers have been repeatedly launching spearphishing campaigns.

Apparent Korean actor 'Group123' linked to six phishing campaigns

Researchers have attributed six separate phishing campaigns targeting South Koreans in either 2017 or 2018 to a single threat actor called "Group123."

2018 Winter Olympics being used as phishing attack bait

The opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea is still a month away, but cyber-criminals have already started using it as part of their social engineering plans in several phishing attacks.

UBoatRAT targets firms in East Asia

A new remote access Trojan (RAT) has been discovered aiming at people and organisations based in South Korea. South Korea and video games companies affected.

War plans including assassination plan stolen by North Korean hackers

North Korean hackers have stolen the joint South Korean-US plans for war with the north, including plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un according to an FT report quoting South Korea's Democratic party.

Attack on South Korean "vaccine" router blamed on North Korea

North Korea is suspect number one in an attack against South Korea's cyber command last month, according to a member of the main opposition party, Minjoo.