North Korean Hackers Used A Basic Hacking Trick To Hack ISRO's Server
North Korean Hackers Used A Basic Hacking Trick To Hack ISRO's Server

Yesterday, we share a piece of detailed information about the hacks conducted on ISRO space station. A group of Korean hackers, Lazarus, hacked into the systems of Indian Space Station using a malware known as DTrack.

It has been suggested by some sources that ISRO employees may have received a phishing email, something close to what we all receive on a daily basis, the mail when opened infected the systems of the Space Stations.

How was the hack conducted by Lazarus?

Yash Kadakia, founder of Security Brigade, a cybersecurity firm based in Mumbai, said in an interview with Financial Times that the hack conducted by the Korean hackers was not very technical and beyond the seven skies, it was just a phishing mail, an unpatched browser and lack of monitoring that spill the tea and made it easy for the hackers to infiltrate the systems.

Mr. Kadakia also said that the same server was used to send spam links to senior nuclear scientists of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant which was also targeted by the hackers before and later was used to target the scientists at ISRO.

Mr. Kadakia, who is working along with South-Korea based malware analysts, IssueMaker labs, also said that they have the email address of the scientist who received the phishing mail and has shared the email with National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for further investigation.

However, Mr. Kadakia also said that it is not yet confirmed if the phishing email was successfully executed and whether the scientist used the email on his personal device or the company’s system.

North Korean Hackers Used A Basic Hacking Trick To Hack ISRO's Server
North Korean Hackers Used A Basic Hacking Trick To Hack ISRO’s Server

The Korean hackers breached the domain controllers which gave them access to the main system, steal data and respond to security authentication requests. An ISRO official also confirmed that the organization received an alert from the Computer Emergency Response Team, India during Chadrayaan 2 mission but ISRO remained unaffected, as per The Quint.

According to the Cyber Experts, ISRO was one of the five government agencies on the targets of Lazarus, the Korean Hacker group. The space station was also informed about the situation before the mission started facing several communication issues with the Lander Vikram, but ISRO kept saying that the internal systems are free from any threats.

Not to forget, the Delhi based website of the current government of India was also hacked by a group of hackers based in Pakistan, and posted hate messages against the Prime minister of India.



45 COMMENTS

  1. The indians blame north korea for hacking their stupid rocket must be the laugh of the century.
    Whats wrong with india always looking for problems ,they never get in with all its neighbours and now they looking for more enemies further a field.

    • Bro, use your brain. Which rocket you are calling as stupid rocket. I think you are not an Indian.chandrayan 2 created a history that no other country can do it in maiden launch to moon’s South pole.

    • ALL our neighbors? Lol you are obviously from Malaysia… Do you even k ow how many countries neighbour India? Look it up… expand your knowledge…

    • Why don’t you just die 😡don’t bad mouth about India 😡you son of a bitch😡I don’t know which country you are but you have no rights to tell bad things about India 😡fuck off 😡you ********😡you piece of shit 😡you’re bullshit 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

    • It’s not like your country…..indians have best minds in whole world. u foolish people’s won’t get it..u better mind your own business…

    • You are nothing but a comment passing person. People like you can only just pass comments and cannot do anything in their life on their own.

    • I guess you r from a country with the purest souls who donot bother when their systems are being hacked n security s breached…I would love to know which country you r from…spl mention to the above comment…you guys don’t even mock at other nations problems when they are trying to deal with them…such great hearts you are…wow..
      Self analysis is more important when you speak of something. Just do that and check if you even qualify to utter our country’s name.

    • Alarakha, I don’t know where you from but you should have Googled it first about ISRO and India’s stand in Space. For that matter check if North Korean and Pakistani stands in the same list, ROFLMAO. Well about making enemies, this is not an old India.

  2. Indians should understand they are being watched always. India can not escape spying, blackmailing threats from foreign forces. Isro must be more careful and efficient in times of recovering the damage.

  3. Mr. Allarakha , you should know that India has many more such ‘stupid’rockets to target it’s neighbours and enemies ‘further a field’, so anyway India will get along, but make sure that you get along well, if you are not an Indian muslim. The world knows full well that muslims in India are the least exploited.

    • Kalam may be a non muslim in ur sence but he preached and his photo occupies many of house . We r brothers in nation but we don’t let down because brothers will have disputes . We r of one nation with many differences but culture is INDIAN

  4. Nobody can hack a rocket dumbass. Offcourse Pakistanis don’t have the education to understand that. I am sorry that you will get less alms from your begging sessions on Kashmir from.across the globe. We don’t need lecture from a person belonging from the sanctuary and safe haven of UN designated terrorists. Go first fix your own problems Mr terrorist.

  5. With due respect I request you to delete the type of hate comments posted by Allarakha Mohammed otherwise this type of good sites will also get damaged with foul languages and will be the mean of hatred.

  6. Alarakha Alimohamed…. dude !! Who the fuck are you first of all ? 😂😂😅🤣🤣 Do you even know what all components And parts does a rocket have 😅 Beta … thodi padhai karlo, kaam aaega 😌

  7. Shity Pakistani are spamming the comments .
    Val
    Yeah we do but not in goat brother but yours .
    Alarak Khana bla bla bla home made Mohammed what ever your shity name is :
    Pakistan blames kashmir in UN and forget that there own nation is in trouble . So whose blaming now Ali
    It’s is kindly requested to these two fools to please take your nuclear missile and launch it at your self and don’t spam the comment section.

  8. Hacking becomes day to day routines. Even USA and Russian’s systems are hacked especially by the Chinese who thrive on stolen talents. They copy latest Fighter technology from Russia and America. Whereas India is concerned some Chindi Chores (Petty thieves and Pick Pickets) like Porkistan and North Koreans must be doing this job without any success.

  9. Alarakha…some countries don’t have their own rockets,didnt launch any but still giving Gyan.,chandrayan 2 ‘s orbital is doing its job, Vikram lander hard landed..ur works reflects ur lliteracy

  10. Hey don’t say stupid things about India 😡 I think I’ll punch you two guys faces and you’ll never be able to come outside 😡fuck off haters 😡you two guys are bullshits 😡*****😡don’t ever say bad things about India 😡you two fucks 😡you son of a bitch 😡😡😡😡😡

  11. Hard work to conclude a standard of accomplishment is impossible for countries such as korea and pakistan so the simplest way out for them is by begging, stealing or borrowing. Wish they had some talent of their own, amen.

  12. I guess you r from a country with the purest souls who donot bother when their systems are being hacked n security s breached…I would love to know which country you r from…spl mention to the above comment…you guys don’t even mock at other nations problems when they are trying to deal with them…such great hearts you are…wow..
    Self analysis is more important when you speak of something. Just do that and check if you even qualify to utter our country’s name.

  13. Don’t dare to say anything wrong about our isro we Indian not going to tolerate it ,in case of bludy hackers I think they can’t able to see India’s success and did the worst ……..
    Love you India ,love you isro😘😘😘

  14. But, the Svamiji who inspected the launch system and time suggested change of launch time every other thing being fine! Only mistake was swamiji put his left foot forward first by mistake instead of right while exiting.

  15. It’s an important reminder that even top scientists can make mistakes. I am sure ISRO is already putting processes in place to avoid this kind of occurrence in the future

  16. Who the hell are you? Can your country do that? Get pants up properly as your message is making you naked.. see properly someone has done something to you. I am Alarkha Alimahomad. Those who are jelous or can not compete., they only critisise like that.

  17. Isro is very great space agency but some queries also says that hacking effect the communication lost with Vikram Lander while landing on lunner surface.

  18. Too many violent indian nationalist in the comments threatening people with violence over a little banter. What has happened to moderate secular India? Modi has turned this moderate nation into one filled with hindu supremacists and nationalists very reminiscent to Hitler’s Germany, such a shame

  19. India has always been a great and strong country since Independence. We are also ahead in terms of Science and Technology and moreover ISRO comes in the top 5 Space Associations of the world. Such mistakes can happen because no one is perfect and the basic moto is to improve .If foreigners are saying to shame on us then I would like to suggest them to shame on themselves because NASA was also hacked by hackers.

  20. Look at Colleen Peterson, an ashl, dragging PM’s name into this. Totally unwarranted this. Looks like the agenda of breaking India is not working and showing here just frustration.

  21. What a stupid article. The author has no clue on how to conduct research on a topic and report facts. This article could’ve been put together after reading Times of India. There’s nothing original in it. I’m fact the author has not even bothered to scratch under the surface and check if the claims of hacking truly stack up and how the defenses responded. In my opinion the author should quit writing about technology to avoid embarrassing himself.

  22. The Korean Government must take a strict action on this and should punish the Lazarus Group in the most heinous way for the cybercrime that they committed

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