Google says North Korean hackers are targeting security researchers

A group of North Korean hackers is attempting to compromise cybersecurity researchers through an intricate campaign, including a bogus cybersecurity blog and fake Twitter accounts, according to Google’s Threat Analysis Group.

TAG claims that the hacking group is backed by the North Korean government and is using a combination of a “novel” social engineering campaign and malware to target cybersecurity researchers in other parts of the world, according to a Jan. 25 blog post.

During its attempts to bill itself as a legitimate cybersecurity research organization, the hacking group invites researchers to collaborate through Visual Studio, a Microsoft development environment. The shared Visual
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