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North Korean hackers attempt spear phishing email attacks on U.S. electric companies

October 12, 2017 |
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Hackers likely affiliated with the North Korean government attempted to send spear phishing emails to U.S. electric companies at the end of September, according to a FireEye report released this week.

The emails were detected and halted by FireEye cyber defenses, with FireEye describing the attempted attacks as “early-stage reconnaissance” and “not necessarily indicative of an imminent, disruptive cyber attack” in a blog post about the incident.

FireEye said it had already detected 20 other cyber threats suspected to...

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