North Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' is wreaking havoc across the globe

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The North Korean government is very good at hacking—and they're targeting media, aerospace, and financial companies in the United States. 

The country was behind some of the most headline-grabbing hacks of the 21st century, according to an alert put out Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Those hackers — for some reason referred to as "Hidden Cobra" in the report (why not camouflaged cobra? Alliteration!) — have also been called the Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace.

The Guardians of Peace committed what Deadline described as "the most devastating cyber-crime ever committed against an American corporation" in 2014. North Korean government hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment in what was believed to be "retribution" of sorts for Sony's production of a Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called The Interview, which featured a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  Read more...

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