As more web merchants accept cryptocurrencies, the possibilities for theft and fraud will increase. There will no protections that consumers and businesses have enjoyed that are standard for purchases via credit card. Hackers with apparent ties to North Korea that hit e-commerce shops in 2019 and 2020 to steal payment card data also tested functionality for stealing cryptocurrency, according to the cybersecurity firm Group-IB. Group-IB's new report builds on findings published in July 2020 by
According to a recent article from ThreatPost, the North Korea-linked APT known as Lazarus Group, also known by names such as the Guardians of Peace, Whois Team, Hidden Cobra and Zinc has debuted an advanced, multipurpose malware framework, called MATA, to target Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems. Cyber threat investigators at Kaspersky have uncovered a series of attacks utilizing MATA (so-called because the malware authors themselves call their infrastructure MataNet), involving the
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