American and European companies have been targeted by North Korean hackers for over 18 months. Hacking of gas and oil companies’ systems, utilities, and banks are some of the attacks that started in the year 2017. This was the time when there were flaring issues between the United States and North Korea. Even after signing a mutual agreement for toning down rising tensions, the attacks are still being persistent.
The Korean chairman at the center for strategic and international studies in Washington, said, “For 15 months, they haven’t tested weapons because of this negotiation but over those same 15 months they have not stopped their cyber activity.” The North Koreans targeted the computer networks of over a hundred companies around the globe. McAfee’s Raj Samani stated that the attacks have been occurring nonstop and are very active.