IndiaCatalog.com
India News
Search Web Directory
 India News  
News Home
U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks
Posted on 15th November 2017
US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by Hidden Cobra since 2016 to target the aerospace, telecommunications and finance industries.

FALLCHILL allows Hidden Cobra to issue commands to a victim’s server by dual proxies, which means it can potentially perform actions like retrieving information about all installed disks, accessing files, modifying file or directory timestamps and deleting evidence that it’s been on the infected server.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security also posted a list of IP addresses linked to Hidden Cobra. The FBI says it “has high confidence” that those IP addresses are linked to attacks that infect computer systems with Volgmer, a Trojan malware variant used by Hidden Cobra to target the government, financial, auto and media industries.

The U.S. government says Volgmer has been used to gain access to computer systems since at least 2013. Once Volgmer establishes a presence in a systems, it can gather system information, update service registry keys, download and upload files, execute commands and terminate processes and list directories, says the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

The new warnings from US-CERT come five months after a technical alert posted in Junethat implicated Hidden Cobra (which has also been called Lazarus Group and Guardians of the Peace by security experts) in a series of cyber attacks that date back to 2009 and include the 2014 Sony Pictures hack.

While North Korea’s cyber espionage efforts were once dismissed by many security experts, the success of Hidden Cobra over the last few years has changed that perception, and it is now seen as a serious threat because it is able to do a lot of damage at a relatively low cost.


Other Latest News
 
NEW DELHI: In a development that will revolutionalise the satellite launch system in the country, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing a small launch vehicle that can be assembled in just three days as compared to 30-40 days for a normal-sized PSLV and can be built at a cost which will be just one-tenth the original manufacturing cost of a PSLV.

The manufacturing cost of a launch vehicle is generally in the range of Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 crore across the world.


 
New Delhi: Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOC) is considering buying Venezuelan crude for the first time in at least six years, in a move that could help the crisis-struck South American nation settle unpaid bills with another state-owned Indian energy firm.

Venezuela’s economy has collapsed since crude prices plummeted in 2014, forcing it to delay payments for oil services and fuel supplies. Venezuela depends on oil for more than 90% of its export revenues.


 
New Delhi: The government will come out with an ordinance to make certain amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, corporate affairs minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday.

The Code, which became operational in December last year, provides for a market-determined and time-bound insolvency resolution process. It is implemented by the corporate affairs ministry.


 
New Delhi: At loggerheads with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on the testing of Indian cricketers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday discussed the matter with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and also sought the government’s view on playing arch-foes Pakistan in the planned ICC Test Championship.

NADA wants to bring Indian cricketers in its net but the cricket board has rejected the demand. BCCI has insisted that it is a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-compliant organisation so there was no need for it come under NADA’s supervision.


 
Facebook on Wednesday introduced its digital training and start-up training hubs in India aimed at helping small businesses and people grow by giving them the digital skills they need to compete in today's digital economy.

Facebook said it plans to train more than half a million people in the country by 2020 through these online training hubs, which are being rolled out first in India.


» Post a FREE Classified Advertisement
Inviting Real Estate Agents, Job Placements Agents, Educational Institutes, Software Service Providers, Real Estate Builders, Marriage Bureaus, Travel Agents, Restaurant Owners, Health & Fitness Centers and other Local Businesses to Post a FREE Classified Advertisement on IndiaCatalog.com Classifieds Website.
Jobs in India India Real Estate Automobiles Matrimonials Beauty & Fitness

Add a comment for U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks
Please only use this form to enter comments on the above company. All comments are reviewed before they are displayed on the web site. Not all comments may be displayed. Check back with us to see if your comments have been displayed.
If you want us to email the comments posted by users, please Subscribe by email
Name*
Comments*
Security Code*
 

Be the first person to write a business review for U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

Most Read News

Reliance General Insurance enters into bancassurance pact with YES Bank

IRCTC hotel scam: ED asks Tejashwi, Rabri Devi to appear on November 20, 24

L&T Construction bags Rs 8,650-cr order to build Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Markets ends on mixed note for the week, sensex up 28 points

Nasa's new global map shows seasonal changes on Earth over two decades

More India News

Photo Gallery

BMW X1(12 Images) BMW X1
Toyota Prius(14 Images)Toyota Prius
Mila Kunis(12 Images)Mila Kunis
Neha Sharma(10 Images) Neha Sharma
India Resource Center
» Free India Classifieds
Introducing IndiaCatalog Free Classifieds. Post your free classified ads. Inviting Real Estate Agents, Travel Agents, Job Placement Agents and others to post their advertisements for free.
» Global Web Directory
Web directory listing of Global companies. Send enquiries to international companies.
» India Yellow Pages
Yellow Pages for Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkota, Hyderabad, Pune and more Indian cites.
» Logistics Directory
Find supply chain management consultants, freight forwarders, trucking companies in India.
» Photo Gallery
This page provides you with links to images of India displaying Celebrities Photos,Automobiles Photos,latest Movies Photos,Sports Photos,Photos of Bollywood Stars and many more.
» Agriculture Directory
Find Fresh Vegitables, Fruits, Basmati Rice, Meat, Poultry and Seafood producers in India.
» Real Estate in India
Real Estate directory of India. Find agents, builders and suppliers.
» Gems & Jewellery
Find jewellery, gems and diamond merchants in India.
IndiaCatalog.com
  India Web Directory
Business Profiles
Automotive Directory
IT/ITES/BPO Directory
Hotel Directory
Health Directory
Business Directory
Gems & Jewellery
Education Directory
Real Estate Directory
Agriculture Directory
Logistics Directory
Yellow Pages
NRI Guide
Photo Galleries
Global Web Directory
*** FREE India Classifieds
Safety Tips For Classifieds
Order Premium Listings
Submit a Site
Business Reviews
Home
About us
Link to us
Advertise
Contact us
Google Search Keywords: India Catalog, IndiaCatalog, India Web Directory, India Free Classifieds
    © 1999 - 2017 IndiaCatalog.com
    All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement