N.Korean News Agency 'Spreading Malware'

      January 22, 2015 09:38

      North Korea's official [North] Korean Central News Agency has spread malware on the Internet, Radio Free Asia in the U.S. claimed on Tuesday.

      Malicious codes have been found in photo files carried by KCNA, the radio station said quoting Trend Micro, a U.S. computer security agency.

      The malware is automatically downloaded to visitors' computers if they open the photo files, and constantly monitors them, according to RFA.

      It collects basic information such as the user's name and address from the computer and conveys it to the monitor.

      Infection has occurred chiefly in South Korea, and damage has been on the rise since October last year, Trend Micro said.

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