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US Targets Three Hacking Groups for North Korean ‘Malicious Cyber Activity'

Added 09-13-19 01:42:02pm EST - “One group's attack impacted 150 countries, caused the shutdown of some 300,000 computers” - Infowars.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Infowars.com: “US Targets Three Hacking Groups for North Korean ‘Malicious Cyber Activity’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

North Korea’s government announced on 8 September that it was ready to resume talks with the United States in the second half of September.

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un has been calling for more flexibility on the part of Washington, particularly with regard to sanctions, amid stalled talks between Pyongyang and the United States.

The US Treasury Department has issued new North Korea-related sanctions targeting three groups, the Treasury said on its website.

The Treasury said in a press release that “North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups [were] responsible for North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure”, adding that they are “controlled entities of the Government of North Korea”.

The Lazarus Group and its sub-groups Bluenoroff and Andariel have targeted government, military, financial, manufacturing, publishing, media, entertainment, critical infrastructure, and international shipping companies, the Treasury Department said.

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