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US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks

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With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchanging handshakes and smiles at the Singapore security summit earlier this month, you may have been fooled into thinking that all was cordial between the United States and North Korea.

Look under the surface, however, and things may be rather different.

For instance, just days after the two countries signed a joint agreement at their unprecedented talks, the US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about more malware being used by the North Korean government against US organisations.

The malware, dubbed “Typeframe”, is thought to be related to other attacks previously attributed to the Hidden Cobra hacking gang (also sometimes called “Lazarus” or “Guardians of the Peace”).

The hacking group has become notorious for its use of Remote Access Trojans (RATs), DDoS botnet attacks, keylogging spyware, and data-wiping malware in attacks against foreign companies.

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