It is reported that North Korean hackers are sending malicious emails to employees of domestic companies disguised as Samsung recruitment teams.
Google explained hacking trends in the November issue of the recently published ‘Threat Horizon’. According to the contents, North Korean hackers have recently sent emails to employees of domestic information security companies pretending to be Samsung recruiters to induce them to install malicious software.
In an email example Google has released, hackers are sending out recruitment emails saying, “Check the documents below about your career and simply fill out the form.” “The highest annual salary is 300 million won,” he wrote.
Although job descriptions, etc. are attached to the email as PDF files, these files do not open normally. At this time, if the recipient replies ‘the file cannot be opened’, the hackers send a malicious link that leads to a ‘safe PDF reader’ in Google Drive. Clicking the link installs malicious software on your computer.
In addition, Google said a Russian hacking group had sent malicious emails to 12,000 Google accounts in the US, UK, and India, but Google blocked the emails and there was no information leakage.