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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:20 AM IST

North Korean hacker group stole USD 571 million in crypto attacks

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San Francisco: Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.According to The Next Web that cited findings from the annual report of cybersecurity vendor Group-IB late on Friday, Lazarus was behind 14 hacking attacks on cryptocurrent exchanges since January 2017 — stealing $571 million. Lazarus is a hacking group which has been linked to a string of attacks against everything from banks to government agencies across the world. Hackers targetted cryptocurrency exchanges with spear phishing, social engineering and malware.

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Published on: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 01:40 AM IST
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