North Korean government hackers attacked at least 892 foreign policy experts in South Korea. This was reported by the South China Morning Post with reference to government officials.

Since April, cybercriminals have attacked members of think tanks and scientists. They were sent phishing emails, the addressees of which were allegedly South Korean politicians. Attachments contained viruses, or the text of the letters contained links to fake sites.

As a result, cybercriminals got the personal data of several experts, and more than a dozen online stores faced ransomware. The consequences of hackers’ actions are difficult to fully assess, law enforcement officials say.

A previously unknown hacker gained access to 400 million Twitter accounts.

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