North Korea uses Samsung, Microsoft and Apple technology to carry out Cyber Attacks


    A recent study made on the cyberattacks launched by North Korea proves that the Kim Jong UN-led country employs hacking technology coming from the Donald Trump-led United States.

    A Massachusetts based Cybersecurity Intelligence company named Recorded Future has discovered in its research that North Korean government is using devices from Microsoft, Apple and Korea based Samsung to launch cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure around the world.

    Recorded Future’s Insikt Group- a team of cyber threat researchers after analyzing the technology architecture such 3rd party data, IP Geolocation, Shodan port Scans, user agents and open source intelligence came to a conclusion that the Kim Jong led country has used thousands of Windows 10 devices, Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 plus mobiles to conduct espionage operations. 

    The research also found that some of the state-funded actors were also using obsolete devices such as iPhone 4S and Windows 7 powered devices to launch cyber attacks on businesses operating in the West.

    The study carried out by Recorded Future says that since 2002, US exported nearly $484,000 in computers and electronics to North Korea. And it is said that nearly half of the imported technology from North America is now being used to launch cyber attacks on the country led by Trump Administration and other parts of the world such as South Korea, Ukraine, and Britain.

    Hope, Donald Trump makes a note of these details and confronts Kim at his next scheduled meeting to be held in Singapore on June 12th, 2018.

    In the meantime, the news is out that hackers funded by the governments of Russia and China are intending to target South Korea with cyber attacks. The foreign ministry and financial institutions were identified as the main potential targets in the discovery made by the US Cyber Security firm FireEye.

    As historic summits such as the one which is going to take place between US President Donald Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un are expected to be high in intensity, China and Russia are planning to draw the attention of the world by creating political tension between the two nations.

    If a cyber attack is launched on South Korea in this tenure which is being backed by America, it’s obvious that Trump will definitely pull out of the summit which will intensify tension between America backed South Korea and North Korea.

    Probably this is what Russian Leader Vladimir Putin and the Chinese leader Xi Jinping is looking for- instigate and then watch the play like a silent spectator.

    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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