Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps

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Hackers backed by the North Korean federal government are weaponizing nicely-acknowledged pieces of open resource application in an ongoing marketing campaign that has now succeeded in compromising “a lot of” companies in the media, protection and aerospace, and IT companies industries, Microsoft explained on Thursday.

ZINC—Microsoft’s identify for a menace actor group also known as Lazarus, which is most effective regarded for conducting the devastating 2014 compromise of Sony Pics Entertainment—has been lacing PuTTY and other authentic open resource applications with highly encrypted code that eventually installs espionage malware.

The hackers then pose as job recruiters and link

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