14 June 2017

News Story: U.S. issues alert against N. Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' cyber attacks

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Yonhap) -- The United States issued a cyber security alert Tuesday against North Korean hacking attacks, calling Pyongyang's malicious cyber activities "Hidden Cobra."

The joint alert from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also provided technical details on the tools and infrastructure used by the North to target the media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.

"If users or administrators detect the custom tools indicative of HIDDEN COBRA, these tools should be immediately flagged, reported to the DHS National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (NCCIC) or the FBI Cyber Watch (CyWatch), and given highest priority for enhanced mitigation," the alert said.

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