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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea spied on 11 Security Council officials using Gmail

State-led phishing campaign also utilized WhatsApp: draft report

At least 11 officials from six Security Council members have been targeted in a spear-phishing campaign.   © UN photo by Mark Garten

UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea launched cyberattacks on members of the United Nations Security Council this year, a panel of experts said in an unreleased report.

At least 11 officials from six members of the Security Council were targeted by a spear-phishing campaign, designed to extract information from specific individuals, led by North Korea's intelligence agency in 2020, according to a draft of the report submitted to the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea.

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