Covid-19 Relief: North Korea Hackers Lazarus Planning Massive Attack on US, UK, Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea?

Bhaswati Guha Majumder reports:

North Korea-based hacking group Lazarus is planning to launch broader phishing attacks designed as COVID-19 relief efforts against six countries including Singapore, targeting more than five million individuals and businesses (small, medium, and large enterprises), warned a security firm.

CYFIRMA, a threat intelligence and cybersecurity platform company, has exposed the malicious plans of North Korean hackers. They revealed that the campaign was planned for launch on Sunday, June 21. The hackers, who claimed to have 8,000 business contact details, made plans to send phishing emails from a spoofed Ministry of Manpower email account offering additional payment of S$750 for all employees of these companies.

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