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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sources confirm North Korea hacked OTMT

Sources confirm North Korea hacked OTMT: North Korea’s hacking units did attack desktop computers and laptops at Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (OTMT), people familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg. Hackers gained access through emails laced with malware that exploits a security hole in Adobe Flash. The vulnerability has since been patched by security experts, the sources added. The anonymous statements appear to confirm reports last week citing cybersecurity firm FireEye that the state had indeed hacked OTMT after a reported business dispute with the company pertaining to its telecom JV with the Kim Jong Un regime Koryolink. The dispute between OTMT and North Korea appears to revolve around the Pyongyang government forming its own competing network to Koryolink. OTMT boss Naguib Sawiris has been under US pressure to divest Koryolink.

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