US Government Issues Warning on Kimsuky APT Group

The joint alert, from CISA, the FBI, and others, describes activities from the North Korean advanced persistent threat group.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) have issued a join alert regarding continuing threats from Kimsuky, a North Korean advanced persistent threat group targeting organizations worldwide.

Kimsuky is not a new group — it’s thought to have been active since at least 2012. Experts say it’s engaged in intelligence-gathering activities, with phishing a primary tactic. According to the advisory, Kimsuky specifically targets individuals identified as experts in various fields, think tanks, and South Korean government entities.

The advisory doesn’t note any new activities or tactics that led to the warning, though it does say that intelligence gathered through July 2020 indicates that Kimsuky has recently been targeting more commercial organizations.

A number of warning signs, known activity signatures, and mitigations are provided in the alert.

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