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A brand new ransomware family currently being distributed through the Magnitude exploit kit appears to be targeting South Korean users exclusively, security researchers have discovered. Dubbed Magniber, the threat checks the language of the compromised systems and only fully executes on machines featuring the locale identifier string 0x0412, which is the identifier for Korean, Trend […]

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Yesterday, Symantec published details about a new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack carried out by a gang dubbed “DarkSeoul” against South Korean websites. We identified their previous attacks against South Korea, including the devastating Jokra attacks in March 2013 that wiped numerous computer hard drives at South Korean banks and television broadcasters. As a result of […]

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Several weeks ago, an McAfee researcher named Michael Zhang analyzed an Android trojan which specifically targets South Korean phones. It’s called Smsilence, and it uses bait such as “Starbucks coupon” apps (ex: starbug.apk). Here’s the phone number check looking for country code +82: A detail not included in Zhang’s post: the URLs / IP addresses […]

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