Researchers Link NotPetya Outbreak and Kiev Power Grid Outage to one Hacking Group

Depending on how one looks at the world, coincidence is either a common thing or doesn’t exist at all. In the world of cyberthreats, it would seem the latter is the more common conclusion. New research shows the NotPetya ransomware attack, as well as a disruption of Ukraine’s power grid, are linked together by one common denominator. The Industroyer Backdoor Threat Security researchers often wonder if there are any hidden connections between recent disruptive cyber threat events.
Police Confirm North Korean Connection in Bitcoin Exchange Phishing

Police Confirm North Korean Connection in Bitcoin Exchange Phishing

Law enforcement officials have confirmed that hackers from North Korea sought to steal bitcoins from exchanges in South Korea. In a report released last week, the Republic of Korea's National Police Agency (NPA) said the incidents – which were said to be ultimately unsuccessful – did occur. It further detailed that 25 employees at four different exchanges were targeted in 10 separate "spear phishing" attempts since July.