Targeting of South Korea with multiple spear-phishing campaigns
Date of report
  • July 2022
A North Korean threat actor targeted South Korean government agencies, think tanks, and companies in the defense, education, energy, and medical-care sectors using spear- phishing campaigns to extract confidential information.
Suspected victims
  • South Korean defense, education, medical, and energy companies and government agencies
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response