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North Korea-Linked Hackers Target U.S. Defense Contractors

August 15, 2017

The North Korea-linked cyber espionage group known as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting individuals involved with United States defense contractors, Palo Alto Networks reported on Monday.

The threat actor, which has been active since at least 2009, is said to be responsible for several high-profile attacks, including the 2014 attack targeting Sony Pictures. Links have also been found to the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks.

The Lazarus group, tracked by the U.S. government as Hidden Cobra and known by security firms for its Operation Blockbuster, Dark Seoul and Operation Troy campaigns, continues to be active.

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