North Korean Hackers

North Korean hackers have been using social engineering schemes, targeting security researchers. Using platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram, Discord, and email, the hackers threaten researchers to build profiles and backstories.

One security researcher said he was targeted and later compromised by someone he later realized was a North Korean hacker.

After establishing communications, the actors would ask the targeted researcher if they wanted to collaborate on vulnerability research and then provide the researcher with a Visual Studio Project.