North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug

Financially motivated campaigns reveal new dimension of the Lazarus Group

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With activity dating at least to 2009, the Lazarus Group has consistently ranked among the most disruptive, successful, and far-reaching state-sponsored actors. The March 20, 2013 attack in South Korea, the Sony Pictures hack in 2014, the successful theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank in 2014, and perhaps most famously this year’s WannaCry ransomware attack and its global impact have all been attributed to the group. The Lazarus Group is widely accepted as being a North Korean state-sponsored threat actor by numerous organizations in the information security industry, law enforcement agencies, and intelligence agencies around the world.