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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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Symantec: ‘Regin’ Malware Spies on Gov’t, Private Networks

Symantec security experts have uncovered a sophisticated malware program that infected computers over several years in order to spy on international government agencies, companies and private individuals across 10 countries. The virus, dubbed “Regin,” was created to employ a five-phase method for mass surveillance and appears to be a cyber espionage tool of …

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