UN Investigating 35 North Korean Military-Funding Cyberattacks

13 August, 2019, 21:13 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un

A United Nations (UN) report has disclosed how the intergovernmental organization is investigating at least 35 cyberattacks led by North Korea, South China Morning Post reports.

Additionally, thirteen countries also suffered one attack each, including Costa Rica, Gambia, Guatemala, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Nigeria, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

The UN has ramped up its investigation of North Korean cyber-attacks following the release of a report detailing efforts to accumulate wealth for weapons programs. According to the SCMP there have been at least 35 incursions in 17 countries.

Detailed information about the victims of the alleged North Korean cyberattacks on different nations has been stated in a broader report as published by Associated Press today.

Some of the most audacious hacks have been on the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system.

-Theft of cryptocurrency "through attacks on both exchanges and users".

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North Korean hackers used three methods to carry out those attacks - 1.

- And "mining of cryptocurrency as a source of funds for a professional branch of the military".

In one of the examples of cyberattacks cited in the report, hackers accessed the infrastructure managing an unnamed country's entire ATM system and installed malware modifying the way transactions are processed.

The panel stated that one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, was targeted on multiple occasions. In Chile, hackers used LinkedIn to "headhunt" an employee of the Chilean interbank network connecting all of the countries ATMs. The first two attacks (in 2017) each resulted in losses of around $7 million, while the second two attacks (in June 2018 and March 2019) leading to the loss of $31 million and $20 million, respectively. The UN experts also investigated instances of "cryptojacking" in which malware is used to infect a computer to illegally mine cryptocurrencies.

It added that one report analyzed a piece of malware created to mine Monero and send the digital loot to servers located at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang.

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