US Warns Firms About North Korean Hackers Posing as IT Workers

US government has warned organizations to beware of hackers in the guise of IT freelancers claiming to be non-DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) nationals. According to an advisory issued by the…

Treasury sanctions virtual currency mixer Blender for money laundering

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Treasury Department said Friday it has sanctioned Blender.io, a so-called virtual currency mixer which Treasury alleges that the North Korean…

LAZARUS APT Using TraderTraitor Malware to Target Blockchain Orgs, Users

Lazarus APT group is backed by the North Korean government and is currently targeting organizations and unsuspecting users in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry with trojanized crypto applications. The Federal…

North Korea aims 'TraderTraitor' malware at cryptocurrency workers

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP North Korean state-backed hackers are phishing cryptocurrency company employees in order to gain access to systems that allow them to make…

Dual North Korean hacking efforts found attacking Google Chrome vulnerability

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Two distinct sets of North Korean hackers were exploiting the same remote code execution vulnerability in the Chrome web browser — one…

DOJ drops Trump-era 'China Initiative' but remains focused on nation-state threats

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice is closing down its controversial “China Initiative,” instead launching a broader strategy toward countering multiple threats…

Google Cloud offers good news and bad news on Log4Shell, other issues

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 15, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Google Cloud is seeing 400,000 scans per day for systems vulnerable to the Log4Shell bug, the company said Tuesday. The findings…

SnatchCrypto attack hits DeFi and Blockchain Platforms with backdoor

Kaspersky researchers believe that North Korean government-backed hackers from the Lazarus Group are behind the SnatchCrypto attack. The IT security researchers at Kaspersky have revealed details of a new campaign…

N Korean hackers stole $1.7 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges

Experts believe that North Korean hackers are behind some of the largest hacks against cryptocurrency exchanges and keeping the stolen funds as a long-term investment. The government-backed hackers from North…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…