DPRK hackers used an unknown Internet Explorer bug to attack security analysts


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Days after Google disclosed a cyber campaign, South Korean company finds criminals who used zero-day in Internet Explorer

Hackers previously linked to North Korea by Google researchers used an unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer to target cybersecurity experts, a South Korean company said.

Two weeks ago, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) shocked the cybersecurity community by revealing a month-long social engineering campaign in which hackers posed as fellow security researchers, tricking targets into collaborating on projects and viewing their blog. When researchers visited the website, a previously undiscovered zero-day vulnerability in Chrome infected some users with malware.

The same hackers Google attributed to the Lazarus Group linked to North Korea, too

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