Kaspersky Lab recently exposed AppleJeus, a malicious operation by North Korea’s cyber-hacking outfit ‘Lazarus Group’ to intrude on cryptocurrency exchanges and applications.
Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) discovered the unusual activity of attackers who used Trojanized trading software to penetrate into the network of an Asia-based cryptocurrency exchange to steal cryptocurrencies.
Post the installation of the Monero mining software on one of their servers by the Lazarus group, the latter has been spotted several times targeting cryptocurrency exchanges alongside regular financial organizations.
“The fact that they developed malware to infect macOS users in addition to Windows users and even created an entirely fake software company and software product in order to be able to deliver this malware undetected by security solutions, means that they see potentially big profits in the whole operation,” said Vitaly Kamlut, the head of GReAT.
Although no financial losses were encountered during the incident this case serves as a wakeup call for macOS users, especially if they use their Macs to perform operations with cryptocurrencies.
Source: Ciso Mag