Oh the irony. In what is starting to read very much like the script to a Hollywood movie itself, the latest twist to the Sony Pictures hacking plot took an unexpected turn yesterday. It would appear that at one stage yesterday access to the web across pretty much all of North Korea went down, with access to key sites such as the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and Rodong Sinmun newspaper were down for most of the day. Not that most North Koreans would have noticed, of course, seeing as they are denied access to the Internet anyway. The …

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Small groups of what are best described as cyber-mercenaries, willing and able to perform surgically precise hit and run hacking operations, are offering their services for hire out of China, Japan and South Korea. That's the conclusion of security researchers at [Kaspersky Lab](http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/) who have been following the progress of a newly discovered espionage campaign, known as Icefog and targeting the supply chain in South Korea and Japan which feeds companies in the West. Icefog is an APT, or Advanced Persistent Threat, and in the words of the Kaspersky Lab [report](http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208214064/The_Icefog_APT_A_Tale_of_Cloak_and_Three_Daggers) a "small yet energetic" one. Although it appears to …

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It has been just over a month now since North Korea gloated about its successful nuclear weapon test. A test which prompted the imposition of new UN sanctions against Pyongyang, and if the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) which acts as a state mouthpiece for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is to be believed, it has also prompted "intensive and persistent" cyber-attacks. Attacks, according to the North Koreans, which have been jointly launched by South Korea and the United States. ![28f2a88054ead0da521c67c6964c43a1](/attachments/small/0/28f2a88054ead0da521c67c6964c43a1.jpg "align-right") The KCNA claims that the attacks, which are believed to have taken down official state websites such …

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The End.