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More Than 70 South Korean Reporters Receive Suspicious Emails

31 December - 8 January 2019

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said that 77 reporters of the ministry’s press corps that cover relations with North Korea received an email with a compressed file attachment, which contained two malicious executable files disguised as PDF and HWP files.
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said that 77 reporters of the ministry’s press corps that cover relations with North Korea received an email with a compressed file attachment, which contained two malicious executable files disguised as PDF and HWP files. The incident has been handed over to the relevant agencies for further investigation. Days before this incident, the ministry said that they are investigating a phishing email that came attached with a ministry-generated document analysing the North Korean leader’s New Year’s speech. 

References:
[1] Email suspected to have malicious code sent to reporters at govt. agency handling inter-Korean affairs 
[2] APT attack against the reporters of the Unification Ministry, 'Operation Cobra Venom' Attention 
 
 
 
 
 

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Media and Entertainment

More Than 70 South Korean Reporters Receive Suspicious Emails

31 December - 8 January 2019

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said that 77 reporters of the ministry’s press corps that cover relations with North Korea received an email with a compressed file attachment, which contained two malicious executable files disguised as PDF and HWP files.
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said that 77 reporters of the ministry’s press corps that cover relations with North Korea received an email with a compressed file attachment, which contained two malicious executable files disguised as PDF and HWP files. The incident has been handed over to the relevant agencies for further investigation. Days before this incident, the ministry said that they are investigating a phishing email that came attached with a ministry-generated document analysing the North Korean leader’s New Year’s speech. 

References:
[1] Email suspected to have malicious code sent to reporters at govt. agency handling inter-Korean affairs 
[2] APT attack against the reporters of the Unification Ministry, 'Operation Cobra Venom' Attention 
 
 
 
 
 

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