Posts Tagged ‘north korea’

Hands on with North Korea’s official Red Star 3.0 Server linux operating system

// January 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // Technology

Red Star OS, North Korea’s official Red Hat-based Linux distro, is very easy to install in a VM. Given recent revelations of its many security holes, it’s an excellent opportunity to install the operating system in a local VM and then pound it for vulnerability assessment. At the very least, this will let you derive […]

North Korea’s official full statement regarding the December 2014 Sony attack

// January 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Below is North Korea’s National Defense Commission’s official statement regarding the December 2014 Sony cyberattack – grammar and spelling errors left intact. The statement was published on December 22, 2014 by the country’s official news agency, KCNA. I’ve highlighted all the interesting (and humorous) parts.

US-CERT releases details on SMB worm tool used in Sony attack- complete breakdown

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

US-CERT released alert TA14-353A today detailing a “SMB Worm Tool” recently used by cyber threat actors against a “major entertainment company”. Given the timing of the US formal accusations against North Korea, this certainly hints that the malware toolset being referenced is the one used by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) in the recent Sony […]

Anonymous fights fire with fire – threatens attacks against Sony (and others?) if The Interview is not released

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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In an odd but not totally unexpected twist to the story, a hacking group claiming to represent Anonymous has threatened Sony with the same type of bitch slap they got from [cough] North Korea’s GOP if the movie The Interview is not released as planned. This was followed by other messages from a poster claiming […]

FBI releases official update on Sony Investigation – officially confirms North Korea involvement in attack against Sony

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The following just went across the wire, released by the FBI, in which they “concluded that the North Korean government is responsible” for the attack and leak of Sony Pictures Entertainment data. The FBI based their conclusion on similarities in attack code and “infrastructure” previously tied to North Korea and threw down the gauntlet stating, […]

Sony’s decision to halt release of The Interview may be the only smart move they’ve made so far

// December 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

In the wake of Sony’s embarrassing system breach and data leak, their delay of the upcoming movie, The Interview, may not be the cowering, knee-jerk reaction it appears to be. Assuming the attack against their corporate data systems came from the North Koreans, Sony’s play just might be brilliant.

Guardians of Peace (GOP) release Sony CEO Outlook data file with threat to movie goers

// December 16th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

A Pastebin dump attributed to Guardians of Peace (GOP) was released a few hours ago followed by the purported screenplay for the upcoming movie The Interview. In the dump, the GOP continued to harp on their Christmas Day threat while including an invite to the public for special “requests”. The dump included another little surprise […]

North Korean embassy officials request London salon owner remove sign making fun of Kim Jong’s hair

// April 15th, 2014 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

NBC news reports the manager of a London hair salon was visited by unhappy North Korean embassy officials after using a picture of their fearless leader as an advertisement promoting a cure for “bad hair days”. Salon manager Mo Nabbach, who runs the M&M Hair Academy, said the salon is just a few miles from […]

North Korea surprises the world with their stupidly simple military drones – RC planes with GoPro cameras attached

// April 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Although they pale in comparison to the United States’ Predator and Global Hawk military drones, North Korea apparently has a military drone program of their own, albeit Kim Jong-un’s version is little more than a RC plane with GoPro cameras strapped on. South Korea said today that two of the drones crashed outside their military […]

North Korea’s new space agency logo says a lot – NADA

// April 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

It’s one year old and to celebrate the milestone, North Korea has rolled out a new logo for their space program called, and we’re not kidding here – NADA (as in Spanish for “nothing”). Not surprisingly, the logo is almost a direct copy of NASA’s iconic emblem (see below).

Anonymous makes good on threats – takes control of several North Korea websites, Twitter, and Flickr accounts

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

A few hours ago, Twitter and Flickr accounts belonging to a North Korean news agency have been hijacked by Anonymous just one day after they announced “war” against the North Korean government. The Twitter and Flickr accounts represent Uriminzokkiri (meaning “Our Nation”), a North Korean news and known propaganda site. The Twitter page, which has […]

Anonymous announces “war” on North Korean government – DDoS attacks and owns several servers

// April 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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Anonymous has announced a new initiate “Operation Free Korea” that is targeting North Korea in an effort to install a free democracy in that country. Anonymous is demanding controversial leader Kim Jong-un resign, that North Korea abandon its nuclear ambitions, and for the government to give universal and uncensored Internet access to its citizens. They […]

North Korea follows through and carries out its third nuclear test yesterday triggering 5.1 magnitude artificial tremor

// February 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

North Korea followed through with its plans announced last month and carried out its third nuclear test yesterday. Initial reports of a 5.1 magnitude artificial tremor in the northeast section of the country began to trickle out late yesterday evening with confirmation of the nuclear test coming out an our or so later. United Nations […]