A new report shows that North Korea-linked Lazarus Group has adapted and evolved new techniques since initial attacks, and are using phony trading platforms linking to Telegram channels which distribute malware, as well as making their malware more stealthy by “adding an authentication mechanism in the macOS,” amongst other tactics. Since the group’s infamous previous campaign, ‘Operation Applejeus,’ victims have continued to lose bitcoin to the scams, and the report helps identify ways users can avoid falling prey to the traps.
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Operation Applejeus, the Sequel
A new report from cybersecurity group Kaspersky reveals that infamous hacker group Lazarus, said to be linked to the Pyongyang region of North Korea and purportedly responsible for over $570 million in exchange hacks over recent years, has evolved its methods. Using phony exchange sites, Telegram groups, “homemade macOS malware” and “a multi-stage infection procedure,” the group ropes in unsuspecting…