UN experts hacked while investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea

Member of North Korea sanctions committee, known as the 1718 committee, warns of ‘sustained cyber campaign’ after hackers breached expert’s computer

United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a “sustained” cyber-attack by unknown hackers with “very detailed insight” into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters.

The hackers eventually breached the computer of one of the experts on 8 May, the chair of the panel of experts wrote in an email to UN officials and the UN security council’s North Korea sanctions committee, known as the 1718 committee.

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Source: The Guardian