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North Korean Hackers Hit Latin American Banks

“The North Korean hacking group know as Lazarus recently targeted financial institutions in Latin America, Trend Micro security researchers have discovered. The notorious threat actor, believed to be backed by the North Korean government, is known to have been involved in a series of high-profile attacks, including the devastating attack against Sony Pictures in late 2014 and the $81 million cyber heist from Bangladesh’s account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Also referred to as Hidden Cobra, the group is believed to be the most serious threat against banks and also started targeting individuals last year. Recently, the group was said to have stolen millions from ATMs across Asia and Africa.  Trend Micro now says that a Lazarus backdoor was found on several machines of financial institutions across Latin America. The security firm also reports that the malware was installed on the targeted machines on September 19.”

Source: North Korean Hackers Hit Latin American Banks | SecurityWeek.Com

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