US government details details of North Korean piracy campaign

Nov

15

2017

US government on Tuesday issued a technical warning on cyber attacks that the North Korean government has sponsored, targeting space, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016. The FBI and Homeland Security Department warned that North Korean pirates were using some kind of malware known as ” “FALLCHILL” to access computer systems and network systems.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning in June that the North Korean government was responsible for a wide range of cyber attacks targeting the advertising, space and financial sectors as well as vital infrastructure in the United States and the world.

Yesterday’s warning included IP addresses that the FBI said were linked to the hacker’s “Volgmer,” a hacker used for hackers for years, to help protect and guard elements from those target sectors to counter North Korean cyber attacks.

FALCHILL malware is described as providing hackers with extensive freedom of action to monitor and disable infected protection systems. Harmful software typically gets access to systems through files being transmitted through other North Korean malware or when users download them anonymously by visiting vulnerable sites Endangered by the torturers.

Malware can retrieve information, execute, terminate and move operations and files. Malicious software can clean itself after the task, making it difficult to detect. Volgmer and FALLCHILL are part of North Korea’s hidden cobra program, which was created to spread attacks. Electronic warfare against enemy states.

The new alert coincides with growing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korean missile tests. The previous warning issued in June said North Korea would continue to rely on cyber operations to advance its military and strategic objectives. North Korea has routinely denied its involvement in cyber attacks against other countries.

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