North Korean hackers spy on Dutch companies

North Korean state hackers had undetected access to the computer systems of Dutch companies from the aerospace and defence sectors for months. It is likely that high-quality knowledge was looted. The perpetrators also tried to steal money but failed.

This is according to research by cybersecurity company ESET.

This is what you need to know about Lazarus

The security company suspects that Lazarus is behind the cyber espionage. That is a hacker group with close ties to the North Korean intelligence and security service. Members mainly steal sensitive information from governments and international organizations. In addition, they try to loot money to pay for their operations. The group is said to have more than 6,000 members.

Lazarus has several major hacking attacks to his name. Security experts believe the hacker collective is responsible for the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Much sensitive information from Sony was stolen and much of the network was destroyed.

The hacker group is also associated with the theft of $81 million from a bank in Bangladesh in 2016. It is rumoured that Lazarus is also responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2017. Worldwide, 300,000 computers and laptops were infected in 150 countries. with this ransomware. Last year, the US Department of Justice sued three IT programmers for allegedly working for the North Korean government.

Lazarus makes victims worldwide

According to ESET, Lazarus spied on Dutch companies active in the aerospace and defence sectors for months. The primary goal of this operation was to loot as much high-quality knowledge and

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