Black Banshee

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Black Banshee, also known as Kimsuky, APT43, Emerald Sleet, Velvet Chollima, and TA406, is a threat actor group believed to be operating under the North Korean Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the country's primary intelligence service. The group has been active since at least 2012, according to U.S. government estimates. Tracked by both the U.S. and South Korea governments, along with private-sector cybersecurity companies, Black Banshee is involved in large-scale social engineering campaigns, often using spoofed emails appearing to be from universities, think tanks, and journalists. The group has gained notoriety for its advanced persistent threat (APT) activities, which includes the use of unique tools and techniques. One such tool, dubbed "ReconShark," is characterized by unique execution instructions and server communication methods, further demonstrating the group's sophisticated cyber capabilities. This tool is used for reconnaissance, gathering valuable information that can be used in subsequent attacks. The Department of Treasury has officially designated Black Banshee as subordinate to the RGB, marking it as a significant threat to global cybersecurity. Their activities are part of a broader pattern of malicious cyber activity associated with North Korean operations. With their continued operation and evolving tactics, Black Banshee represents a persistent threat to institutions worldwide, necessitating ongoing vigilance and robust cybersecurity measures.
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Kimsuky, also known as APT43, is a North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known for its malicious cyber activities. The group has been associated with several high-profile cyber-attacks, exploiting vulnerabilities and using sophisticated techniques such as ransomware and spear phishing.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
North Korea’s social engineering threat not going away
CERT-EU
6 months ago
U.S. government sanctions prolific North Korean cyber espionage unit
BankInfoSecurity
a day ago
Breach Roundup: Kimsuky Serves Linux Trojan
CERT-EU
a year ago
Cyber security week in review: May 5, 2023
BankInfoSecurity
15 days ago
Breach Roundup: REvil Hacker Gets Nearly 14-Year Sentence
CERT-EU
5 months ago
US Govt’s OFAC Sanctions North Korea-based Kimsuky Hacking Group