Hacking Employers and Seeking Employment: Two Job-Related Campaigns Bear Hallmarks of North Korean Threat Actors

Unit 42 researchers recently discovered two separate campaigns targeting job-seeking activities linked to state-sponsored threat actors associated with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea.

The research team call the first campaign “Contagious Interview,” where threat actors pose as employers (often anonymously or with vague identities) to lure software developers into installing malware through the interview process. This malware creates the potential for various types of theft. Unit 42 attribute with moderate confidence that Contagious Interview is run by a North Korea state-sponsored threat actor.

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Source: Palo Alto Unit 42