North Korean threat actors, known as the Lazarus group have been posting fake job listings to target the cryptocurrency vertical in the US, UK, Germany, Singapore and more.

Lazarus hackers, also known as HIDDEN COBRA by the United States Intelligence Community and Zinc by Microsoft, have targeted cryptocurrency organisations in the past.

The North Koreans are believed by UN Security Council Experts to be behind cryptocurrency heists that led to losses of $571 million between 2017 and 2018, resulting in the US Treasury sanctioning three DPRK-sponsored and financially motivated hacking groups (Lazarus, Andarial, and Bluenoroff).

North Korea may boast over 6,000 hackers, a US Army Report suggests. Many are operating from other countries including Russia, China and India.

 

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