U.S. Ties Lazarus to North Korea and Major Hacking Conspiracy


The DoJ said a DPRK spy, Park Jin-hyok, was involved in “a conspiracy to conduct multiple destructive cyberattacks around the world.”

The Justice Department has charged a North Korean man in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 2014 – as well as the global WannaCry attack last year that caused millions of dollars of economic damage and also charged him with the costly 2016 SWIFT attack on the Bangladesh central bank.

The DoJ said in its 179-page complaint that the suspect, Park Jin-hyok, was involved in “a conspiracy to conduct multiple destructive cyberattacks around the world” as a member of the Lazarus Group, a well-known APT actor.

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Source: ThreatPost