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The Norks are coming and it won't be fun, according to a new bulletin from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). The advisory warns that a North Korean hacking team, dubbed Hidden Cobra, is actively targeting media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the US and around the …
If indeed it is hidden cobra could I suggest a name change as they aren't very well hidden?
I'm also concerned at their credentials if they keep using the same IP addresses, I mean really, you're not going to hack through other systems and use them as stepping stones to hack?
"CERT states that it believes Hidden Cobra was the source of the WannaCry aka WannaCrypt malware attacks"
Sure lets go with that, or Iran, or Russia, or anyone else you don't like or secretly do.
PUTIN PUTIN PUTLER! KIM JON UHNNN!
I had a good laugh earlier, as the Qatar-Saudi split-of-the.terror-supporters is now re-memed to be the work of ... "Russian Hackers"?
The narrative blaming Russia for the Qatar split does not have any evidence to substantiate it, and Sen. Warren went out of her way to ensure none might be revealed today. It is worth pointing out, however, that President Trump personally took credit for the split himself when it first happened, crediting it to his visit to Saudi Arabia just days prior.
Rather, it originates from Qatari state media having quoted the Qatari Emir saying something the Saudis didn’t like, and subsequently attributing the quote to “hackers.” US media outlets saw the word hackers, and naturally assumed Russia, and it appears that as with everything, this has quickly become something everyone is willing to assume is the case.
Is there anything these Russian Hackers can't do? Can they manipulated base reality by the power of Peek and Poke alone? Was phish-multiplying Jesus actually secretly Russian? More on this ... after this message!
(Maybe the Eurasian continent should start thinking about a first strike against the US with all that there is, a last-ditch effort to try to save the world from brainrot and insanity.)
IF there is any truth to this, and given that anybody in NK with Internet access is pretty much a state actor, how about just the rest of the world totally block NK off the Internet until they get a reasonable government? Add that to the "economic sanctions."
Paris because maybe this is a dumb idea, but it seems possible to me.
I've blocked countries from my web servers for less. It's a valid, if draconian, tactic.
It's possible, it's not _easy_.
It'd require a lot of concerted effort from *every* ISP that has network links that cross country borders.
You'd have an easier time herding cats whilst nailing jelly to a tree and juggling a pair of running chainsaws all at once. :)
Beer, because I'm heading out the door to get one.
"CERT says it .. has identified IP addresses used by the Hidden Cobra team in their attacks."
I don't understand how a state sponsored hacking crew are smart enough to hack a whole country but don't know how to disguise the source IP address.
... thinking that Wannacry was simply an NSA exploit that escaped and got taped onto some ransomware delivery platform by some crooks.
Whilst I'm happy to take on their word that such crooks operate out of the hermit kingdom, perhaps a different take out lesson is to not hoard security vulnerabilities.
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