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North Korea Targets South Korean Cryptocurrency

North Korea Targets South Korean Cryptocurrency

This can be the Recorded Future. Hello everybody, and welcome to episode 40 of this Recorded Future podcast. I’m Dave Bittner in the CyberWire. Thanks for linking us. North Korea, facing sanctions from a lot of the rest of the planet, has turned into cybercrime to help fund their own operations. The Lazarus Group is also well-known as a group of hackers viewing North Korean pursuits. In 2017, they put their sights users and exchanges in South Korea with a spear-phishing campaign that was concentrated. Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade is a primary security researcher at the Insikt Group of Recorded Future.

He joins us to help clarify what the North Koreans are up to, so tools and the methods they are using how complicated they might or might not be, and in the end, sophistication may not matter much. We’ve Got a fascinating group of analysts finished in Recorded Future and the 비트맥. I talked to my partner in crime, geopolitically, as a part of her investigation situation, Priscilla Moriuchi, would be to concentrate on this Pyeongchang Olympics, that is currently happening in South Korea, are supposed to occur. There’s quite a fascinating history there involving North and South Korea, along with the Olympics, Before.

It had been her evaluation to the state for sure going to become using the Olympics we are. It was sort of a struggle for us. We travelled digging and really stumbled upon our first sample, with this as bait. It had been using this harness to goal this office package that’s used mostly. Those HWP files are used by it. The notion is, it is basically Office, but it has its own type of applications package. Take us. Take us through a number of the info relating to it.