US warns of new North Korean malware

Just days after the successful historic summit between the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, The US Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned about a malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government hackers.

Analysts of DHS-FBI has released a report on the malware, dubbed Typeframe, software used by the North Korean government to damage or disable computers and computer systems.

“These files have the capability to download and install malware, install a proxy and remote access Trojans, connect to command and control servers to receive additional instructions, and modify the victim’s firewall to allow incoming connections."

"The intent of sharing this information is to enable network defenders to identify and reduce exposure to North Korean government cyber activity," the report added.

Before this also, US has blamed Nort Korea for spreading a malware that targeted major nations.

“Since June 2017, DHS and the FBI have publicly released 11 national cyber awareness products associated with North Korean government malicious cyber activity; four joint Technical Alerts (TA) and seven joint Malware Analysis Reports (MAR),” a DHS spokesperson told CNN.

“DHS pursues a model of ‘collective defence’ in cybersecurity, meaning government and industry take collaborative, tangible actions together to mitigate threats and reduce the most serious, enduring and collective strategic cyber risks to the United States and to our international partners,” the spokesperson said.


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