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Google Warns Social Engineering Attacks Have Been Backdooring Researchers’ Systems
North Korean hackers have been “targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations” to trick them into installing backdoored software.
So warns Google’s Threat Analysis Group in a Monday blog post detailing what it says is a months-long attack campaign that has already notched up multiple victims.
The campaign traces to “a government-backed entity based in North Korea,” which has used a variety of techniques to trick researchers, Google warns. “We hope this post will remind those in the security research community that they are targets to government-backed attackers and should remain vigilant when engaging with individuals they have not previously interacted…