The Kimsuky group is a threat group that is known to have been behind the KHNP (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power) cyber terrorism attacks in 2014 and is still active as of 2019. The spear-phishing email used in the attack was designed with the purpose of stealing portal account information and attaching malicious code. The main targets of the attack are government and military officials or reporters.
The malicious document is a question about ROK- US / China – Korea diplomacy related to North Korea policy on the Korean peninsula. The attacker inserted a n EPS image file format using the CVE 2017-8291 ghost vulnerability into the document to execute the malicious function.
Exposure of sensitive information