North Korean Spear-Phishing Campaign Attacks U.S. Firms – Expert Commentary

Prevailion researchers discovered an ongoing, spear-phishing campaign coined “Autumn Aperture” that targets U.S.-based firms . The campaign is possibly linked to the North Korean Kimusky threat actors and involves sending victims trojanized documents over email. Additionally, the hackers utilize obscure file formats, making them difficult to detect by antivirus products.


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Alexander García-Tobar, CEO and Co-founder,  Valimail
September 16, 2019
Today, spear phishing plays a role in at least 90 percent of all cyberattacks, and it is highly effective.
The Autumn Aperture attack is a prime example of how sophisticated and convincing cybercrime tactics have become — phishing attacks in particular. These hackers are impersonating senders that are known to the targets, hiding malware in legitimate-looking documents, and sending spoofed emails that their victims may even be expecting. Today, spear phishing plays a role in at least 90 percent of ....
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