Spear Phishing Cause of South Korean Cyber Attack

An article from Threat Post on Spear Phishing:

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It appears that a spear phishing campaign was the genesis for the wiper malware infections that ultimately knocked several prominent South Korean banks and broadcasters offline last week, according to a malware analysis performed by researchers from the Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure.

The South Korean NSHC Red Alert Team mentioned a number of malicious hashes in its official report [pdf] analyzing the incident, suggesting that these attacks were part of a larger campaign consisting of multiple operations.

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