A group of North Korean hackers secretly hacked the computer networks of a major Russian missile developer for at least five months last year. Reuters reports.
Cyber espionage groups associated with the North Korean government, which security researchers call ScarCruft and Lazarus, secretly installed hidden digital inputs into the systems of the Mechanical Engineering NGO, a missile design bureau based in Reutov, a small town on the outskirts of Moscow.
Reuters was unable to determine whether data was obtained during the intrusion. In the months since the digital hack, Pyongyang has announced several changes to its banned ballistic missile program, but it is unclear whether these were related to the hack.
Experts say the incident shows how isolated the country is. even targets its allies, such as Russia, in an attempt to acquire critical technologies.
Prepared by Serhii Daga