Survey expects an increase in Cyber Attacks from North Korea


A survey taken up by CrowdStrike has confirmed that there would probably be an increase in cyber attacks from North Korea as the nation is struggling with economic crisis and food shortage in the nation because of the corona-virus pandemic.

The CrowdStrike 2021 Global Threat Report also confirmed that the Kim Jong Un nation is planning to close its border ties with China as a precautionary measure to curb the spread on COVID-19 from Chinese border migration.

A proposal to increase state funded cyber attacks in on the cards as the nation is going through extreme food crisis because of severe floods, storms and COVID-19 shut down crisis. So, it is planning to increase the national earning through cyber crime by stealing funds from banks, and cryptocurrency wallets of individuals and companies.

Currency generation is the present motive of the nation led by Kim and some sources from South Korean intelligence state that the country might plan to increase economic espionage operations targeting science and technology related research and developments in adversary nations like UK, US and Australia.

The entities involved in the development and distribution of vaccine are at the risk of being targeted by cyber intrusions says CrowdStrike as the country wants to steal the documentation related to the scientific research and plan the production of its own vaccine to save the nation from seeing more deaths of its infected populace.

CrowdStrike report also disclosed that its researchers have found 18 ransomware variants infecting around 104 healthcare related firms in 2020. Out of the identified variants, Twisted Spider and Wizard Spider were seen distributing Maze and Conti Ransomware profusely.

Meanwhile, Ukraine pressed new allegations against Russia for launching cyber attacks on security and defense websites on February 18th, 2021. However, the update provided by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council seemed incomplete as the nation failed to specify the repercussions that erupted after the incident.

Naveen Goud
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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