US blames North Korea for hacking spree, says more attacks likely

14 Jun

John Hultquist, a cyber intelligence analyst with FireEye Inc, said that his firm was concerned about increasingly aggressive cyber attacks from North Korea.

The hacks include cyber espionage at South Korean finance, energy and transportation firms that appears to be reconnaissance ahead of other attacks that would be disruptive or destructive, he said.

“It suggests they are preparing for something fairly significant,” he added.

Hidden Cobra commonly targets systems that run older versions of Microsoft Corp operating systems that are no longer patched, the alert said, and also used vulnerabilities in Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software to gain access into targeted computers.

The report urged organizations to upgrade to current versions of Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight or, when possible, uninstall those applications altogether.

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