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US government goes all in to expose new malware used by North Korean hackers

Enlarge Jung Yeon-Je/Getty Images The US Pentagon, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security on Friday exposed a North Korean hacking operation and provided technical details for seven pieces of malware used in the campaign. The US Cyber National Mission Force, an arm of the Pentagon’s US Cyber Command, said on Twitter that the …

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Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

<figcaption class=”caption”><div class=”caption-text”><a href=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mac-malware.jpg” class=”enlarge-link” data-height=”350″ data-width=”700″>Enlarge</a></div><div class=”caption-credit”><a rel=”nofollow” class=”caption-link” href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iphonedigital/27793405294″>iphonedigital</a></div></figcaption> </figure> Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as fileless infection, never writes anything to a computer hard drive. Instead, …

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Meet the three North Korean hacking groups funding the country’s weapons programs

Enlarge / Hacking for their home country, we guess. The Trump administration is sanctioning three North Korean hacking groups widely accused of carrying out attacks that targeted critical infrastructure and stole millions of dollars from banks in cryptocurrency exchanges, in part so the country could finance its weapons and missiles programs. All three of the …

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