February 21, 2024

Researchers identify slew of new malware variants linked to North Korea

Lazarus Group exploits fears of COVID-19 and growing tensions on Korean peninsula, experts suggest

An unusually-high number of new malware variants linked to North Korean hackers may indicate a phase of increasing attacks against foreign targets, cybersecurity researchers told NK News on Tuesday. 

Malware analysts at Intezer identified ten new samples attributed to the Lazarus Group within the past two weeks, a number that is “not common at all” and may be aiming to exploit common fears related to COVID-19, Vice President of Research Ari Eitan said.