Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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Trojan Phishing Attacks By North Korean Hackers Are Attempting To Steal Bitcoin

Researchers at Secureworks report Trojan malware is being distributed in phishing emails using the lure of a fake job ad.

A prolific cyber criminal gang with links to North Korea is targeting employees at cryptocurrency firms in a bid to steal bitcoin.

The spear-phishing attacks are thought to be the work of The Lazarus Group, a hacking operation believed to be associated with North Korea. The cyber operation has previously been linked to high profile attacks, including the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a $80m Bangladesh cyber bank heist and 2014’s Sony Pictures hack.

Uncovered by Secureworks, the attacks have targeted employees at at least one London-based cryptocurrency company, in what researchers suggest is an attempt to steal bitcoin.

More at ZDnet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/trojan-malware-attacks-by-north-korean-hackers-are-attempting-to-steal-bitcoin/

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