North Korea launchs cyber attack on U.N. Security Council diplomats September 30 at 7:39 a.m.
The United Nations and diplomats are on high alert after it was discovered that North Korea was launching cyberattacks on U.N. Security Council diplomats.
This was revealed in a report compiled recently by a panel of experts examining the implementation of sanctions against North Korea as stipulated by the Security Council.
As a result, at least six of the Security Council member countries, together with 11 diplomats and expert panel members, received a “phishing email” to trick personal information by accessing the site with a fake email warning them of a cyber attack.
It is also clear that there was an example of such a message being sent to the message service “Watts Up” in the United States.
According to the report, information from UN member states familiar with North Korea’s cyberattacks is that the series of attacks is believed to have been the work of multiple hacker groups under North Korea’s Reconnaissance Directorate.
He then pointed out that “a relentless attack on the Security Council and a panel of experts is equivalent to an escape from sanctions,” and that it was intended to interfere with the available information and operations of sanctions.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kraft, who has led the North Korean sanctions, also took to Twitter on Friday, accusing the United Nations and diplomats of “cyber espionage to escape sanctions.”