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Reaper: Little-known North Korean hacker group steps up attacks in Vietnam, Japan and Middle East

A lesser-known North Korean cyberespionage group has been rapidly widening its scope and skills to step up attacks beyond the Korean Peninsula to include Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers have said. According to cybersecurity firm FireEye, the shadowy hacker group dubbed APT37 or Reaper has been active since 2012 and primarily focused on South Korea. Researchers added that the group has since “expanded its operations in both scope and sophistication” to rise to the level of an advanced persistent threat. For years, the cyberspying group has been operating in the shadows of the notorious Lazarus Group — the group widely believed to have carried out the 2014 Sony hack and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times

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