Targeting of security researchers with malware
Date of report
  • January 2021
North Korean hackers used spear-phishing social media techniques to target security researchers to install malware onto targets’ Windows systems. 
Suspected victims
  • Cybersecurity research community
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
  • Civil society