Inside the Ring: North Korea’s Hack Threat

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration / Getty Images

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned this week that North Korea is using malicious software to set up networks of hijacked computer devices that can be used in large-scale cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.

A report published Tuesday identifies the technical tools and networks used by North Korean government hackers to target media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure in the United States and around the world under the code name Hidden Cobra.

"DHS and FBI assess that Hidden Cobra actors will continue to use cyber operations to advance their government’s military and strategic objectives," the report said. "Cyber analysts are encouraged to review the information provided in this alert to detect signs of malicious network activity."

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.

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