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Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
North Korean hackers probing the US!
It is believed that hackers from North Korea are causing issues in the US, its reported that they have been probing US electric companies. It’s believed that this could be in preparation for a possible cyber attack, this has been reported by security firm FireEye. The security firm announced that their devices detected and stopped spear phishing emails that were sent on 22nd September, 2017. These emails were aimed at the US electric companies, the senders of these emails are known cyber criminals.
FireEye has previously prevented issues similar to this one, it detected a suspected attack by Nork hackers who were probing the systems in South Korean utility companies. In December 2014 the South Korean government claimed that nuclear power plants operated by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) were targeted by wiper malware. North Korean hackers were the prime suspects in the attack back in December 2014.
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