North Korean hackers behind $600 million crypto heist – FBI; spying on South Korean chemical sector firms – Symantec

Ameya Paleja reports:

Cyber actors such as the Lazarus Group and APT38, from North Korea, have been confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to be involved in the $600-million crypto-heist that took place last month, the investigation agency said in a press release.

Earlier this year, we had reported that North Korean cybercriminals made away with over $400 million in 2021 alone. These actors are backed by the North Korean state and have made a bold start to 2022 after pulling off what is believed to be the biggest theft of cryptocurrency ever.

Read more at InterestingEngineering.

But that’s not all they have been up to, it seems. Jessica Lyons reports, in part:

Fresh evidence has been found linking a recent espionage campaign against South Korean targets to file hashes, file names, and tools previously used by Lazarus, according to Symantec.

The security shop says the spy operation is likely a continuation of the state-sponsored snoops’ Operation Dream Job, which started back in August 2020.

Read more at TheRegister.

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