North Korean bugs allow remote access

North Korean malware can jeopardize sensitive data – here’s the latest.

Threat: Two families of malware, Joanap and Brambul, have been used by the North Korean government to enable network exploitation.

Damage risk: Devices infected by Joanap and Brambul may permanently lose sensitive data. The malware can harvest system info and generate and execute a suicide script.

Exploited flaw: Joanap is usually a file unknowingly downloaded when users visit compromised sites or open malicious email attachments. Brambul is often installed onto a network by dropper malware.

Fixes/Workarounds: Continue keeping operating systems and software updated with the most recent patches, and maintain your antivirus software.


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