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Cyber Security Report #8 – 2023

NTT Security’s monthly report on cybersecurity contains three interesting observations.

The Japanese National Police Agency arrested an overseas
individual for the first time in an international joint
investigation in relation to phishing.

North Korea hacks top Russian missile company. A group of hackers linked to the North Korean government has been found to have hacked a missile company with
close ties to the Russian military in an attempt to steal information.

SMS Traffic Pumping is activity conducted by cybercriminals resulting in fraudulent SMS charges for an organization. Cybercriminals typically manipulate mobile network providers to inflate charges for SMS messages that are sent to high-cost destinations.