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North Korean Hackers Target Journalists with GOLDBACKDOOR Malware

North Korean Hackers Target Journalists with GOLDBACKDOOR Malware

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A state-backed threat actor with ties to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) has been attributed to a spear-phishing campaign targeting journalists covering the country with the ultimate goal of deploying a backdoor on infected Windows systems.

The intrusions, said to be the work of Ricochet Chollima, resulted in the deployment of a novel malware strain called GOLDBACKDOOR, an artifact that shares technical overlaps with another malware named BLUELIGHT, which has been previously linked to the group.

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