North Korean hackers posed as New York Times, Voice of America staff

Nuclear policy was a main focus of the espionage efforts, researchers said


Suspected North Korean hackers are posing as journalists and trying to gather intelligence about international officials’ approach to nuclear security policy and Kim Jong Un’s government, according to new research. 

A prolific cyber-espionage group that’s targeted U.S. and South Korean government organizations, academics and think tanks in recent months is using fabricated personas in order to collect strategic intelligence on behalf of North Korean leaders, according to findings published Tuesday by Mandiant, a threat intelligence unit of Google Cloud. 

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