Targeting of South Korean diplomats, professors, and researchers
Date of report
  • August 2022
Kimsuky was found launching spear-phishing attacks against numerous current and former South Korean diplomats and prominent foreign policy academics in South Korea.
Suspected victims
  • Six professors at different universities in South Korea, three think tank researchers, the former South Korean ambassador to the UN, a prominent diplomat in the South Korean government, and a representative on the Research Council for North Korea
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response