Microsoft recovers 50 domains from the web that were used by hackers supported by the government of North Korea.
2019 is a dark year for cybersecurity. Unfortunately, 2020 may not be any better. At the dawn of the new decade, Microsoft thwarted the plans of a North Korean hacker organization, which was working on internet phishing software. In the space of a month, the American company managed to obtain a legal right to recover no less than 50 web domains used by the organization.
This year, other such situations have occurred. They show in turn the difficulties that the internet will have in the future. In North Korea, the computer attack strategy reportedly brought in more than $ 2 billion for the country.
Microsoft, facing hackers
On December 18, Microsoft appealed to the Virginia court to try to secure a right to defend itself against Thallium, the mysterious name of the IT organization located in North Korea. It only took a few days for justice to follow Microsoft’s footsteps and get him an order authorizing him to recover the 50 domain names that were used maliciously. Finally, it was only hours before the New Year that the information was made public.
At the center of concerns, Thallium. The name of the supposed organization behind many phishing attacks has been under surveillance for several months, Microsoft told us. Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) have noted that the organization is preparing its cyber attacks by sending phishing emails, and by luring its victims to its sites, relating to the domain names in question.
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