North Korean Cybercrime Group Hidden Cobra Targets Turkish Financial Institutions In Cyberattack

March 12, 2018

On March 8, 2018, reported that North Korean cybercrime group Hidden Cobra had targeted Turkish financial organizations in a cyberattack on March 2-3. The organizations were targeted using spear-phishing emails with a malicious Microsoft Word document containing an embedded Adobe Flash exploit and a Bankshot implant. The report said: "The implant's first target was a major government-controlled financial organization. It next appeared in another Turkish government organization involved in finance and trade. A further three large financial institutions in Turkey were victims of this attack."

Source:, March 8, 2018.

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