Tag Archives: North Korea

Gen. John Hyten: DoD Must Consider Speed in Global Competition

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense needs to emphasize on speed in response to the global power competition, DoD News reported Friday. He said the U.S. isn't moving as fast as its competitors, and cited China's use of economy in support of the Asian country's military.

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Matt Pottinger to Serve as Deputy National Security Adviser

Matt Pottinger, senior director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, has been named the country's next deputy national security adviser, The Hill reported Sunday. In his current capacity, Pottinger serves as President Trump's senior adviser on Asia, having contributed to summit engagements with North Korea.

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Treasury Dept Issues Sanctions to North Korean Cyber Actors

The Department of the Treasury has issued sanctions against North Korean cyber terrorists who have targeted critical infrastructure. These state-sponsored hacking groups, known as Lazarus Group, Andariel and Bluenoroff, have been working with the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a North Korean intelligence agency, the department said Friday.

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DHS, FBI Issue Malware Report on North Korean Cyber Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security in partnership with FBI identified the malware potentially used by the North Korean government to hack into federal and industry targets. The agencies released the Malware Analysis Report on Wednesday providing information on the malware variant, called HOPLIGHT, which is linked to the Pyongyang-tied cyber attack HIDDEN COBRA. “DHS and FBI are distributing this MAR to enable network defense and reduce exposure to North Korean government malicious cyber activity,” the report states. 

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