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Cyber Command’s Biggest VirusTotal Upload Looks to Expose North Korean-Linked Malware

U.S. Cyber Command’s largest-ever upload to VirusTotal exposes malware linked with North Korean government hackers, according to security researchers.

Several of the malware samples have been tied to hackers from the so-called Lazarus Group, which the U.S. government has linked with the North Korean government. Specifically, the samples look to be what’s known as “HOPLIGHT,” a trojan that has been used to gather information on victims’ operating systems and uses a public SSL certificate for secure communications with attackers.

Cyber Command uploaded 11 malware samples in all.

Read more at CyberScoop

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