Recently, there have been new sanctions from the West on the North Korea due to the illicit nuclear weapon program. In this connection, to grow the country’s capital reserves, Pyongyang changed his target: from now on North Korean hackers aimed at individual crypto investors, according to South China Morning Post.
The founder of IssueMakersLab, a cyber warfare research group, Simon Choi, commented on the situation:
“Previously, hackers directly attacked exchanges, they targeted staff at the exchanges, but now they are attacking cryptocurrency users directly.”
The scheme is in the following way: hacker sends an email with infected file attachments. Once the victim downloads them, a malicious script takes the full control of the computer causing serious damage to it.
The victims are mostly wealthy South Koreans such as company CEOs, there have been more than 30 hacker attacks since April 30. However, the CEO of South Korean cybersecurity firm Cuvepia, Kwon Seok-chul, claimed that the number may even reach 100.
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