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The United States Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has warned against another malware campaign it says originates from North Korea. In its advisory, US-CERT said the “Typeframe” malware “includes malware descriptions related to HIDDEN COBRA”, the tag applied to a North Korean hacking …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Didn't get the memo?

    We are now friends with North Korea, the enemy is Canada. We have always been at war with Canada.

    For as long as Winston can recall, Oceania has been in a constant state of war – with whom it was at war is of neither importance nor consequence.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Didn't get the memo?

      If they do have a war with Canada at least afterwards they'll say sorry.

      1. Maelstorm Bronze badge
        Trollface

        Re: Didn't get the memo?

        Didn't the war with Oh Canada already happen some years ago in the movie Wag the Dog?

        1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

          Re: Didn't get the memo?

          I thought it was covered in the documentary "Canadian Bacon".

        2. vtcodger Silver badge

          Re: Didn't get the memo?

          Historical Note. The last official attack on the US by Canada was a failed surface and naval attack on Plattsburgh, NY in 1814. The last (unofficial) attacks from the US on Canada were a series of raids launched from the US by Canadian rebels in 1838 with some unofficial US support..

          1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

            Re: Didn't get the memo?

            But the US did develop a strategy for invading Canada as late as the 1930s:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Plan_Red

  2. _LC_ Silver badge
    Megaphone

    https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/falsflag_0.jpg?itok=Rb21E50g

    Gotta love them enemies, doing this nicely on a weekly basis...

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge
      IT Angle

      I changed 'itok' to a profanity, and also removed it entirely, and it still worked. Also did it from a somewhat-sandboxed browser, just in case. Did you need to include the 'itok' part on the link? Or does it now always show up as "you" surfing that site when people try the link?

      just wonderin'. strange graphic, black&white parody of U.S. flag [obviously]. What was the point, again?

      1. _LC_ Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        "I changed 'itok' to a profanity, and also removed it entirely, and it still worked. Also did it from a somewhat-sandboxed browser, just in case."

        Wow, so much work. Good job!

        "Did you need to include the 'itok' part on the link?"

        Apparently not, if you say that it works without it...

        "Or does it now always show up as "you" surfing that site when people try the link?"

        I'm not registered there (besides, I got the bigger sandbox). Therefore, I'm guessing - no.

        "What was the point, again?"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJSVrq-6-jc

        (Feel free to remove as much as you like and don't forget to report back.)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Deep State

    and the war industry must be worried that their profits will go down if the exercises aren't conducted as often in Korea. I mean, if they aren't blowing lots of stuff up, they will not need to buy more bombs and bullets.

    Damn, their goes the company's Vegas trip...

  4. FuzzyWuzzys
    Facepalm

    But the "wiggy-one" said Kim was everyone's best mate and Kim should be allowed to play with everyone else now? Is "Wiggy" bored with his new playmate already?

  5. Winkypop Silver badge
    Trollface

    In related NEWS

    The President has received a nifty new USB drive from the recent North Korean meeting.

  6. Maelstorm Bronze badge
    Devil

    Not surprising. For those of you who don't remember, NK was fingered for the massive hack against Sony/BMG a number of years ago. The motive was a movie they made called 'The Interview.'

    Now if you have seen the movie, imagine if the roles of Kim Jong and Trump reversed.

    1. _LC_ Silver badge
      Alert

      SONY was being targeted before and it wasn't NK. As you should know by now, 'Anonymous' is synonymous for a three-letter-agency.

  7. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Thumb Down

    ALART!

    The advisory doesn't say how many machines may have been infected by Typeframe, nor where infections occurred.

    So it's not really a "warning" rather than hot air, aka. "warming"?

    1. _LC_ Silver badge

      Re: ALART!

      Same problem as in Hollywood: the lack of decent writers. ;-)

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