North Korean hackers are creating fake accounts in LinkedIn and Twitter and targeting security researchers using them. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reported that the attackers have been creating websites of fake company which offers offensive security services.
Google’s TAG specializes in hunting APTs revealed that a government sponsored hacking group from North Korea targeted the security experts who were connected with vulnerability research.
The attackers used fake social media account to reach out to the victims. They also created websites in the name of fake companies which provide penetration testing service.
These are not the first time that these type of attacks have happened.
The main motive behind these attacks is to steal the data of the research works of the researchers and exploit them and use them in future attacks. Therefore the security researchers must stay careful of any unknown person or any unauthorized access from social media.