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APT37 | A cyber threat group suspected to originate from North Korea

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Incident Name Incident Discovery Date Cyber Incident Severity Affected Systems Response States Vulnerability
APT37 [Date of discovery] APT37, suspected to originate from North Korea, primarily targets South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Middle East across various industry verticals. Their operations are expanding in scope and sophistication, with access to zero-day vulnerabilities and wiper malware. The group’s activities align with North Korean state interests. High impact Primarily South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Middle East Under investigation High

Understanding APT37: Cyber Threat from North Korea

Dear Readers,

Today, we explore APT37, a cyber threat group suspected to originate from North Korea. APT37’s operations primarily target South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Middle East, spanning across various industry verticals.

Recent analysis reveals that APT37’s activities are becoming more sophisticated, with access to zero-day vulnerabilities and wiper malware. The group’s operations align with North Korean state interests, indicating state sponsorship.

APT37 utilizes social engineering tactics, strategic web compromises, and exploits vulnerabilities in software like Hangul Word Processor (HWP) and Adobe Flash. Their ability to exploit zero-day vulnerabilities poses significant risks to targeted organizations.

Stay informed, stay secure.

First Step Technology LLC Cybersecurity Team