Lazarus APT

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2023
Operation Blacksmith: Lazarus exploits Log4j flaws to deploy DLang malware

North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus was spotted exploiting Log4j vulnerabilities to deploy previously undocumented remote access trojans. The North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus is behind a new hacking campaign that exploits Log4j vulnerabilities to deploy previously undocumented remote access trojans (RATs). Cisco Talos researchers tracked the campaign as Operation Blacksmith, the nation-state actors are employing at least […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 18, 2023
North Korea’s Lazarus APT stole almost $240 million in crypto assets since June

The North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus has stolen more than $240 million worth of cryptocurrency since June 2023, researchers warn. According to a report published by blockchain cyber security firm Elliptic, in the past 104 days, the North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus has stolen most of $240 million in crypto assets from multiple businesses, including […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2023
Lazarus APT exploits Zoho ManageEngine flaw to target an Internet backbone infrastructure provider

The North Korea-linked Lazarus group exploits a critical flaw in Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus to deliver the QuiteRAT malware. The North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus has been exploiting a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-47966, in Zoho’s ManageEngine ServiceDesk in attacks aimed at the Internet backbone infrastructure provider and healthcare organizations. The state-sponsored hackers targeted entities […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2023
North Korea-linked Lazarus APT used a 0-day in a recent attack

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group exploits a zero-day vulnerability in attacks aimed at a South Korean financial entity. ASEC (AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center) observed North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in an undisclosed software to breach a financial business entity in South Korea. The nation-state actors breached twice the company in one year. The first […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2023
FBI confirms that North Korea-linked Lazarus APT is behind Harmony Horizon Bridge $100 million cyber heist

The U.S. FBI attributes the $100 million cyber heist against Harmony Horizon Bridge to North Korea-linked Lazarus APT. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week confirmed that in June 2022 the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group and APT38 stole $100 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from the Blockchain company Harmony Horizon Bridge. “The FBI continues […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2022
Lazarus APT uses fake cryptocurrency apps to spread AppleJeus Malware

The North Korea-linked Lazarus APT spreads fake cryptocurrency apps under the fake brand BloxHolder to install the AppleJeus malware. Volexity researchers warn of a new malware campaign conducted by the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT against cryptocurrency users. The threat actors were observed spreading fake cryptocurrency apps under the fake brand BloxHolder to deliver the AppleJeus […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2022
North Korea-linked Lazarus continues to target job seekers with macOS malware

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group is targeting macOS Users searching for jobs in the cryptocurrency industry. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group continues to target macOS with a malware campaign using job opportunities as a lure. The attackers aimed at stealing credentials for the victims’ wallets. Last week, SentinelOne researchers discovered a decoy documents advertising positions […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 08, 2022
North Korea-linked Lazarus APT targets energy providers around the world

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group is targeting energy providers around the world, including organizations in the US, Canada, and Japan. Talos researchers tracked a campaign, orchestrated by North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group, aimed at energy providers around the world, including organizations in the US, Canada, and Japan. The campaign was observed between February and July 2022.  The attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 09, 2022
US sanctioned crypto mixer Tornado Cash used by North Korea-linked APT

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the crypto mixer service Tornado Cash used by North Korea. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned the crypto mixer service Tornado Cash used by North Korean-linked Lazarus APT Group. The mixers are essential components for cybercriminals that use […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2022
Experts blame North Korea-linked Lazarus APT for the Harmony hack

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group is suspected to be behind the recent hack of the Harmony Horizon Bridge. Recently, threat actors have stolen $100 million in cryptocurrency from the Blockchain company Harmony. The company reported the incident to the authorities, the FBI is investigating the cyber heist with the help of several cybersecurity firms.  Harmony’s […]