Targeting of users of Kakao
Date of report
  • January 2023
Kimsuky, a North Korean threat actor, ran a phishing campaign that distributed fake login pages for the popular South Korean messaging app Kakao. Kimsuky likely aimed to steal victims’ passwords; whether the campaign specifically targeted any users is unclear.
Suspected victims
  • Users of the Kakao chat application in South Korea
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response