NORTH KOREA - Danger of ‘Lazarus’ Hacker Group

Arno Froese

In a recent cyberattack, operatives of North Korea’s Lazarus Group successfully infiltrated the network of a Spanish aerospace company. 

They reached out to the company’s employees via LinkedIn’s messaging service, disguising themselves as legitimate recruiters from Meta, and presented them with two deceptive “coding challenges” as part of a fake hiring process. The company employees fell for the ruse, leading to the inadvertent download of the LightlessCan malware onto their devices.

LightlessCan, categorized as a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), provides hackers with the ability to control the target computer discreetly. 

This insidious malware granted Lazarus operatives unrestricted access to the employees’ devices, enabling them to pilfer sensitive information. 

ESET successfully identified the Lazarus Group as the culprits, with it being part of the Operation DreamJob cyber campaign, primarily focused on cyber espionage., 16 October 2023

Arno's Commentary

A century or two ago, safety was more or less located within the four walls of our house; the danger lay mostly outside. Today, that is no longer the case. With modern technology such as video, internet, etc., a totally different danger is revealed that we may not be aware of. Someone rightly said, “The enemies are in your house.” Considering the fact that much of the time spent at home is in front of the television or online content, we realize that those instruments have become the ruling and dominating power in our homes. 

When we stick to the Word of the Savior, we are safe: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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