North Korean hacker group ZINC has been found targeting security experts working on vulnerability research and development. Microsoft has attributed the elaborate socially-engineered attacks to the APT group affiliated with North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.
Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has already sounded a warning about the attacks that leverage social media to set up trust relationships with security researchers to infect their systems with malware through collaborative Visual Studio projects and malicious web pages. So far, the attackers seem to be only targeting researchers using Windows machines.
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