North Korea is likely behind attacks exploiting a Korean word processing program
North Korea is likely behind cyberattacks that have focused on exploiting a word processing program widely used in South Korea, security firm FireEye said Thursday in a report.
The proprietary program, called Hangul Word Processor, is used primarily in the south by the government and public institutions.
The vulnerability, CVE-2015-6585, was patched three days ago by its developer Hancom.
FireEye’s conclusion is interesting because only a handful of attacks have been publicly attributed to the secretive nation, which is known to have well-developed cyber capabilities.