US hits North Korean hackers back with new details on cryptocurrency theft
Cybersecurity agency aims to disrupt ongoing attacks against finance and energy sectors by DPRK-linked Lazarus Group
In an attempt to disrupt North Korea’s streak of successful cryptocurrency thefts, the U.S. government released a slew of technical details about a sophisticated malware family attributed to the DPRK.
Washington’s latest move aims to “counter the ongoing and criminal North Korean global cryptocurrency theft scheme targeting finance, energy, and other sectors,” according to a Feb. 17 advisory published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of the Treasury.
The so-called AppleJeus malware described in the advisory is a set of malicious tools
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