North Korean APT group targets email credentials in social engineering campaign

Researchers warn of a social engineering campaign by the North Korean APT group known as Kimsuky that attempts to steal email credentials and plant malware. The campaign, focused on experts in North Korean affairs, is part of this group’s larger intelligence gathering operations that target research centers, think tanks, academic institutions, and news outlets globally.

“Kimsuky, a suspected North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group whose activities align with the interests of the North Korean government, is known for its global targeting of organizations and individuals,” researchers from security firm SentinelOne said in a report. “Operating since at least 2012, the group often employs targeted phishing and social engineering tactics to gather intelligence and access sensitive information.”

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