Notorious Hacker Group Lazarus Is Now Targeting Japanese Crypto Firms Via Dubious Phishing Links  12

Notorious Hacker Group Lazarus Is Now Targeting Japanese Crypto Firms Via Dubious Phishing Links 

  • Lazarus is now exploiting Japanese crypto platforms. 
  • Lazarus is a North Korean hacking group responsible for executing multiple cyber attacks on various crypto firms.

A joint statement released by the local police and the financial services of Japan outlines how the infamous North Korean hacker group Lazarus is now targeting Japanese crypto firms by sending dubious phishing links to multiple Japanese crypto platforms.

Lazarus Is Exploiting Japanese Crypto Firms

A newly released joint statement by local police and the financial services of Japan states how North Korean group Lazarus has been eyeing Japanese crypto platforms with the intention of carrying out multiple exploits.

In addition, the local news outlet called Japan News further stated how Lazarus has been carrying out several cyber attacks on Japanese crypto firms. Several platforms have had their internal systems corrupted due to Lazarus’ continuous cyber attacks and have also reported the theft of significant crypto funds.

According to senior NPA officials, Lazarus has been sending dubious phishing email links to employees of Japanese crypto firms by pretending to be the executives of cryptocurrency companies. The group has also been trying to establish contact with employees of Japanese crypto firms via social media to corrupt their systems with malware.

The growing list of crypto theft and hacking attempts in the region prompted the National Police Agency (NPA) to conduct a thorough investigation with the intention to identify the perpetrators. Later on, the NPA revealed Lazarus as the attacker behind all the recent exploits.

Phishing is one of the most popular forms of hacking attacks that usually involves sending malware-infected links to victims to infiltrate and corrupt their computer systems.

Lazarus is dubbed as a North Korean hacker group that has conducted several cyber attacks on multiple crypto platforms. The group was also responsible for staging the latest Ronin Bridge bridge attack that reduced the platform to losing $625 million worth of funds.

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