Hacking groups believed to be backed by North Korea have been found to be targeting cryptocurrency firms, according to a cybersecurity advisory of US government agencies.
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The advisory posted on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) flagged groups such as the Lazarus Group, APT38, BlueNoroff, and Stardust Chollima as advanced persistent threats.
The agencies warned that the hackers steal and launder cryptocurrency assets from cryptocurrency exchanges, decentralized finance protocols, play-to-earn games, venture capital firms, and trading firms to support the North Korean regime.
The advisory said the groups were found to have been actively attempting to steal cryptocurrency assets from cryptocurrency firms through techniques such as phishing campaigns and social engineering.
The hackers were said to have tried to deploy malicious applications and infect computer systems in a bid to gain access to cryptocurrency wallets. These are made through phishing emails of employees of cryptocurrency firms.
The CISA also urged cryptocurrency firms to exercise caution against cyber threats and take steps to address the issues.