WASHINGTON – the U.S. government is to blame for the North Korean government for a series of cyber attacks from 2009 to the media, aviation, the financial sector and the infrastructure in the United States and around the world.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week, said the cyber attacks were carried out by actors within the North Korean government, which is known as “Hidden Cobra.”
“DHS and the FBI assess that Hidden Cobra actors continue to make use of cyber operations to their government’s military and strategic objectives,” said alert.
The officials of the V. S. distribute, and internet addresses to help networks defend against the attacks. The FBI said it has high confidence that the internet-addresses are associated with systems that are infected with Hidden Cobra malware to further exploit networks. The cyber-attacks targeted vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp. operating systems and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash software, which were patched in January and June, respectively.
The joint alert was issued on Tuesday, the day that the American student Otto Warmbier, who was released from serving a 15-year sentence in a North Korean prison for participation in alleged acts against the government, arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The U.S. remains in a stalemate with North Korea over its nuclear program. The U.S. has issued sanctions, but Pyongyang has no movement and the weapons that it says are a deterrent to any invasion. Thousands of AMERICAN troops are based in neighbouring South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world.