When you use phrases like “brute force” and “simple attacks” it may seem that the bad guys are pretty dumb. Many of them are. They pick up the tools they find and point them in the right directions. Their only original thought is to attack someplace new.Read More
It’s easy to forge email IP addresses. Proper tradecraft would not use IP addresses that point to the true identity of the attacker. A series of proxy IP addresses and named anonymous proxies would be used instead. Putting in the IP addresses of a North Korean location would be a false flag operation, or incredible incompetence by the North Koreans.