The Seoul skyline in South Korea (Flickr - Laurie Nevay, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons).

A newly reported supply chain attack involved malicious hackers compromising financial and government websites so they would deliver malware to unsuspecting visitors. The tactic demonstrates the risks involved with requiring users to download software in order use your site properly.

In a blog post this week, researchers from ESET accuse the North Korean APT group known as Lazarus Group or Hidden Cobra of perpetrating an attack against certain South Korean websites that, ironically enough, require visitors to install specialized security software on their devices before they can use the site.

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