Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has taken control of web domains which were used by a hacking group called “Thallium” to steal information.
Thallium is believed to be operating from North Korea, Microsoft said in a blog post, and the hackers targeted government employees, think tanks, university staff members and individuals working on nuclear proliferation issues, among others.
Most of the targets were based in the United States, as well as Japan and South Korea, the company said.
North Korea has been hacking into think tanks around the world for years. Here is an example from 2013. Another of other countries have also been accused of hacking into think tanks, including China and Russia.