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North Korea hackers 'Venus-121' behind attack on activists, firm says

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A South Korean cybersecurity firm has identified a North Korea hacking group that recently launched a spear-phishing attack while impersonating employees of Seoul’s unification ministry.
May 1 (UPI) — A South Korean cybersecurity firm has identified a North Korea hacking group that recently launched a spear-phishing attack while impersonating employees of Seoul’s unification ministry.
East Security Response Center said Wednesday the breach, which was used to target people last weekend, was undertaken by hackers who attack North Korea advocacy groups and included emailed attachments with malicious code, local newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported.
The firm’s chief executive Moon Jong-hyun said his company has dubbed the group «Venus 121,» and that the hackers have been active since at least 2017.

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