Us Authorities Warn Of North Korean-linked Hackers Targeting Crypto IndustryMolly Jennings
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency (CISA), the FBI and the US Treasury have issued a joint warning about North Korean hacker threats aimed at stealing cryptocurrencies.
The document refers to the hackers Lazarus Group, APT38, BlueNoroff and Stardust Chollima.
US authorities have said they are seeing attacks targeting the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors, including exchanges, DeFi protocols, venture capital funds, individual large holders of crypto assets and NFTs.
Attackers often use social engineering techniques to trick victims into downloading malware and applications. With their help, hackers gain access to the victim’s device, steal keys or use other security vulnerabilities.
The document contains a number of recommendations for cyber protection, including the use of multi-factor authentication, connecting only to secure hosts, and others.
Recall, according to the Chainalysis report, last year hackers from North Korea carried out at least seven cyber attacks on cryptocurrency platforms, during which stole digital assets worth about $400 million.
The UN stated that North Korea finances development of nuclear programs through attacks on bitcoin exchanges.
USA consider that Lazarus was involved in the attack on the Ronin sidechain, which was hacked the largest in the history of the DeFi segment.