Targeting of UN officials
Date of report
  • August 2020
North Korean hackers launched a spear-phishing campaign that disguised malware as UN security alerts and interview requests. At least twenty-eight UN officials, eleven of whom represented six members of the UN Security Council, were targeted.
Suspected victims
  • UN officials, including those affiliated with the UN Security Council
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government