U.S. Warns Of Lazarus hackers Using Malicious Crypto Apps

Share post:

A joint report by CISA, the FBI and the U.S. Treasury Department has warned organizations in the crypto and blockchain industry about a new threat posed by the North Korean hacking group Lazarus.

Security agencies found that hackers using trojanized cryptocurrency applications are targeting organizations in these industries.

To carry out the attack, the hackers use social engineering to trick employees of cryptocurrency companies into downloading and running malicious Windows and macOS cryptocurrency apps.

The trojanized tools are then used to carry out various malicious activities, including accessing the target’s computers, spreading malware on their networks, and stealing private keys that allow fraudulent blockchain transactions to be initiated.

Users are tricked into downloading the TraderTraitor Trojan applications. This is an electronic-based, cross-platform utility developed with JavaScript and the Node.js runtime environment.

TraderTraitor cryptocurrency apps used in these campaigns include DAFOM, TokenAIS, CryptoAIS, AlticGO, Esilet and CreAI Deck.

The Sources for this piece include an article in BleepingComputer.


Related articles

Cyber Security Today, June 12, 2024 – More Snowflake storage victims found, Microsoft issues new Windows patches,

More Snowflake storage victims found, Microsoft issues new Windows patches, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday,...

Former OpenAI employee alleges plan for AGI bidding war

In a recent interview, former OpenAI safety researcher Leopold Aschenbrenner made startling claims about his ex-employer's strategy regarding...

Malicious code in millions of installs traced to Microsoft Visual Studio

A group of Israeli researchers found thousands of potentially harmful extensions on the Visual Studio Code (VSCode) Marketplace,...

Cyber Security Today, June 10, 2024 – Microsoft backs down on Recall

Microsoft backs down on Recall. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday, June 10th, 2024. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways