Hacking may not be what you see on Daytime TV and action movies, but it’s still a real threat to countless individuals. And according to a cybersecurity firm, North Korean hackers have stolen nearly $1.1 billion from countries around the world.
According to a report by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, a North Korean hacking group known as APT38 has been participating in false emails, malicious software, cyber attacks, and even political operations. They’re best known for a major attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. Now the firm believes that this is all done to fund country plans.
“We can confirm that the APT38 operator activity is linked to the North Korean regime, but maintains a set of common characteristics, including motivation, malware, targeting, and [tactics, techniques, and procedures] that set it apart from other state-sponsored operations.”
Being the victim of a cyber attack can be devastating, especially if they gain access to your financial information. That’s why it’s so important that everyone, preppers included, practice safe computer and internet usage.
There are a few things you can do to keep safe in an online world. This can be done by having creative, memorable, yet lengthy passwords, by not saving those passwords on your computer, and by changing them regularly. Don’t respond to emails or messages that try and direct you to their website or generally seem suspicious. And most importantly, don’t install any software that you don’t 100% trust.
We’ll go deeper into safe computer operations in the future. Stay tuned.